Celtic brought in a number of new players over the summer, several of which being talented youngsters with high ceilings. Manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken about these assets, labelling them as ‘development players’.

One of these is Odin Thago Holm, and he is someone the Irishman believes has a big future ahead of him. He said (Daily Record): “You know, the players have come in, especially when they are young players, I don’t need them ready tomorrow. The young players that have come in are development players. I look at Odin Thiago Holm and he’ll be a fantastic player for Celtic.”

Brendan Rodgers
23rd September 2023; Almondvale Stadium, Livingston, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Livingston versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers applauds the supporters

The Norwegian was sent off last midweek against Feyenoord but has shown many signs of promise in green and white so far. He has yet to gain a significant opportunity in Glasgow, though, and has only started once up to this point.

Rodgers doesn’t want to rush him in, however, and used an example of how he helped Raheem Sterling develop at Liverpool as a parallel of how he could help Holm do so too. He said: “It’s just a question of timing and having a bit of patience with them. I’ve played young players before. I played 17-year-olds – I had Raheem Sterling in my team – so I tend to have an idea of when to put them in.”

The former Valerenga midfielder is not the only player of his ilk at Celtic at the minute. Yang Hyun-jun could be classed as a ‘development player’, along with the likes of Marco Tilio and Kwon Hyeok-kyu.

The manager will have a plan for each of them, and his track record of developing relatively young players into key contributors can go far in his second spell in charge of Celtic. We will see more men like Holm gain opportunities as the season progresses, and they look to mould past the ‘development’ label.


  1. Yes it should be a good game if kettlewell doesnt park the bus they should have won last week but the motherwell manager knows he is coming up against a difrent animal and fir park is a great pitch for fast flowing football hope we get rain overnight Celtic have a lot of injuries at the back so motherwell are they going to test us i doubt it all this talk they will park the bus till they loss two goals no team in the spl can go toe to toe with ⁹Celtic home or away and that goes for ibrox they only came out cause there fans were booeing after first half and by then they were a goal down and outplayed against livingstone went down to ten men but still were the dominent team if they have there shooting boots on could be a big score


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