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Rodgers: Some want to drive a wedge between me and Celtic board

Brendan Rodgers thinks some people are "trying to drive a wedge" between himself and the Celtic board as he moved to clarify his comments from Thursday's press conference about not being satisfied with the club's summer business.

The Scottish champions signed nine players in his first transfer window since returning to the club in June, but when asked if he was content with the recruitment that had been done, the manager said: "No. No, I think if you ask any manager they will always be wanting more, of course.

"But we work with the players that's here. I'm not saying that in any disrespectful way, I think every manager will tell you they maybe wished they could have done one or two more signings.

"But the window closed, we had the players we had in and I'm a coaching manager and we will work with the very, very best players at our disposal to make our performance level the best we can possibly be."

Rodgers' comments were perceived in some quarters as a criticism of the quality of some of the players brought in and a dig at the board for not backing him heavily enough ahead of the Hoops' latest venture into the Champions League group stage.

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