Why Brendan Rodgers must start ‘phenomenal’ player against Rangers at Ibrox

Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers has been told that he must start Kyogo Furuhashi for the upcoming Glasgow Derby game against Ibrox next month.

The Japanese striker has had to play second fiddle to Adam Idah as the on-loan Norwich striker enjoyed a good start to his temporary spell at Celtic.

But recently, Kyogo has found his shooting boots and has scored in his last two Celtic outings. But, more importantly, the Japanese international has also found the movement that makes him so dangerous and feared amongst Scottish football’s central defenders.

Kyogo Furuhashi must start for Celtic vs Rangers

Discussing the upcoming Ibrox game, Kevin McCluskey from A Celtic State of Mind is in no doubt that Kyogo must start against Rangers at Ibrox and has called the Japan international a ‘phenomenal player’.

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McCluskie said (A Celtic State of Mind), “Kyogo, he’s absolutely got to start in the game against Rangers at Ibrox.

“We’ve all said it before that he’s the best striker in Scottish football at the moment. He is the closest thing that we’ve had to Henrik Larsson.

Gary Hooper probably came close for a bit Kyogo’s the one that’s kept going. He’s a phenomenal player. He absolutely is.

“And we’ve got to play to his strengths. Because when we do, he guarantees goals. And he’s done it in the biggest games this season already.

“We saw it at Celtic Park against Rangers. He is a big game player. We definitely need him.”

I think we can all agree that Kyogo needs to start. It’s not even in doubt. He has a knack for scoring against Rangers and has netted five in his last four outings against the Ibrox side, seven in total. [Transfermarkt]

And if Celtic win at Ibrox in the April clash, the meltdown from their supporters will be absolutely cataclysmic.

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