Updates from Scottish League Cup clash

James Forrest

GETTYJames Forrest nets against Astana in the Champions League

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is hoping to keep Dedyrck Boyata at the club for the future.

"He has great quality in both feet, his first goal, he comes on the inside and finishes really well and the second one he moves in off the line, Odsonne (Eduard) plays him a nice little pass early and he works his feet and gets his shot off".

"What is important is noting the flexibility of the players".

"We play teams four/six times a year and of course Celtic always has to be dominant".

"We are always hungry to get the ball and if we are to get any rest in the game it has to be with the ball. Let's see what Dundee brings".

Brendan Rodgers is ready to reward Dedryck Boyata with a new contract at Celtic, as the Belgium defender prepares to return tomorrow after a near-three month absence.

Celtic eased into the semi-final of the League Cup with a comfortable win at Dens Park over Dundee as James Forrest bagged his second consecutive brace. "The players were excellent in training on Thursday and Friday".

"I couldn't do it any longer than about the November time because he was absolutely brilliant, so we had to get him on a different contract".

"With young players, one, they have to earn it and, two, you don't go overboard with them because they have played a couple of good games".

The holders scarcely had to exert themselves after they established a secure advantage with a double from James Forrest and contributions from Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor. I say to them here that it's very easy to walk around with the Louis Vuitton soap bag.

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