Brendan Rodgers highlighted Celtic’s match-winner, Adam Idah, after an impressive substitute appearance against Motherwell.

Idah ultimately won the game for Celtic with his brace in a 3-1 victory, which for large spells looked unlikely due to Motherwell holding on.

The Irish striker is slowly becoming a fan favourite, especially with his stoppage-time winners.

This has led fans to believe in a striker who, only weeks ago, was criticised for not being Celtic’s number one striker target in January.

Rodgers said [Celticfc.com],“Adam coming on was huge for us. I felt at half-time that we needed both movement and someone who could look after the ball for us, and the big guy comes in and scores two fantastic goals.

“He’s got a lot of qualities and hopefully here, over these remaining months he can show those.

“We needed that because we didn’t really have anything in the first period. Kyogo’s a guy that likes to run in behind, but in a game like today we needed someone who could take the ball into feet as well and, like I said, he scored two very good goals.”

Moussa Dembele
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Celtic’s Moussa Dembele celebrates
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With his outstanding display today, Idah showed why Rodgers has so much faith in him, with the Irishman previously compared to former Hoops striker Moussa Dembele by Rodgers.

Idah has a long way to go to live up to Dembele, but in his month at the club, he has proven to be a great addition to the squad, bringing a different dynamic with his aerial threat and hold-up play.

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