Dembele, Boyata in frame for County
exposure to first-team action giving them the chance to work on their match fitness ahead of Celtic’s game in Brussels.
“They are going to be fit for that,” confirmed Rodgers. “Moussa will be in the squad for the game on Saturday.
“Dedryck we will see in the next 24 hours. If he’s not, it could be Dundee. It will be great to have those two available.”
Meanwhile, Rodgers has maintained that the belief of his squad will not be punctured by the harrowing experience against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.
While there is an inevitable autopsy process to go through on the back of such a result, Rodgers has maintained that he will protect his players from any criticism that may filter through.
He said: “Maybe there is some background noise, but that’s my job, to shape that mentality and take the lead with the players.
“They were bright today and back on it. Games like that the other night are very humbling experiences against that level of team and that quality.
“But you strive then to be the best you can and I think we’ve shown on a number of occasions that that’s the mentality we have. If it is to improve we know we have to keep getting better.”
Meanwhile, Callum McGregor has become the latest player to pledge his long-term future to Celtic.
The midfielder signed a new four-year deal with the club, following in the footsteps of Scott Brown, Jozo Simunovic and Stuart Armstrong who have all signed extensions recently. And Rodgers expects that there are more to come.
“The club has been working behind the scenes and that’s great,” he said.
“Callum has been brilliant for us. He loves being at Celtic and he’s made a real contribution in the last 12 months.
“In the semi-final against Rangers he showed great composure to score and he was fantastic in that game.
“Dedryck has a year or so to go and there are one or two others.
“It’s nice that so many players see this as a place they can develop and be successful.
“It’s nice to have them all on board for the journey.”