BRENDAN RODGERS has said he isn’t disappointed not to be in the Champions League because the club ‘deserves’ to be in the Europa league.

Speaking ahead of Celtic’s Europa League opener the Celtic manager knows there is a lot of work to be done if the club are to go places in the competition.

Possession is not enough if his players don’t do anything with it the Irishman admitted.

The Celtic gaffer also cast doubt on Kristoffer Ajer’s inclusion in the starting XI saying the big Norwegian is struggling ahead of Thursday’s tie.

Ajer has been one of the first names on the team sheets since the second half of last season as the big defender emerged as a solid option at centre back for Brendan Rodgers.

Now that Celtic have the choice of Filip Benkovic, the players shouldn’t have to miss a beat in his absence.

Rosenborg are flying over for the game later than intended after Storm Ali hit Scotland this morning.


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