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Filip Benkovic could still play key role for Celtic

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Filip Benkovic could still play key role for Celtic

Celtic defender Filip Benkovic has been unfortunate with injuries since he joined the club on loan from Leicester City, but could be the ace up the sleeve of manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Bhoys have had a mixed start to the new campaign and it looks like they are someway off the phenomenal standards they have set in the last two years.

But they could receive a major boost when Benkovic is integrated fully to the starting XI, as he should help solidify a defence that have leaked a few goals recently.

The 21-year-old has made just two appearances so far for the Scottish giants, but has been back in training ahead of the weekend clash away to St Johnstone and his return could be vitally important.

Celtic’s Croatian defender Filip Benkovic looks to pass the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 20, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

He is a towering centre-back that is good in the air and also has the quality on the ball to spray long-range passes.

Celtic have already had a glimpse at the Croatian 6ft 4in ace in action and he looks like he’s got the potential to become a nailed-on starter for Rodgers’ team.

The Scottish champions are still trying to find their best centre-back combination this campaign and pairing Benkovic alongside Dedryck Boyata could provide all the answers.

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