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If Any Celtic Fans Hoped Filip Benkovic Would Remain at Club, Brendan Rodgers Kills That Idea

If Any Celtic Fans Hoped Filip Benkovic Would Remain at Club, Brendan Rodgers Kills That Idea

Brendan Rodgers raved about Filip Benkovic as he spoke to Leicester City fans at a Q&A last night.

The Foxes manager joined season ticket holders at the King Power Stadium to discuss his start as boss and what he has planned for the future.

And among many topics brought up, Rodgers spoke about one of his former Celtic players.

Benkovic has been on loan at the Hoops since the start of the season, playing 27 times.

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He had struggled with injury throughout, but has also impressed supporters with how good a centre back he is.

Some may have hoped Benkovic would stick around for at least another season, with Leicester boasting a number of top centre backs in their squad.

But Rodgers has killed any prospect of that by dishing out some high praise for the Croatian.

Speaking last night:

Rodgers sounds like a manager keen to give Benkovic a chance.

Celtic may not have wanted to sign Benkovic again, but they are losing Dedryck Boyata in the summer and have had joy extending loan deals for players over recent seasons.

It looks more likely the Croatian defender will see out the rest of his time with Celtic before returning to Leicester in the summer to challenge for a first team spot.

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