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Chris Sutton points Celtic to 'ominous' Feyenoord blitz but Brendan Rodgers has rapid remedy to Dutch sharpshooters

Chris Sutton says Feyenoord's goal rush comes at a bad time for Celtic amid woes in the Parkhead backline.

It's been a rough start to the season at centre-back for boss Brendan Rodgers. Cameron Carter-Vickers isn't due back till the start of October and new signing Maik Nawrocki hasn't made his Champions League squad due to injury. It left Liam Scales and Gustaf Lagerbielke to put a valiant performance in during a 1-0 derby victory over Rangers earlier this month, before debutant Nat Phillips rolled his ankle in Saturday's 3-0 success against Dundee, leaving him in a race to make full fitness.

It leaves the Irishman with another defensive headache as he prepares for his Group E opener with Feyenoord, who have scored a whopping 17 goals in their last three Eredivisie matches, and the Parkhead hero says that's not great reading for Celtic. He told 5Live of his former side's chances in a group that also includes Atletico Madrid and Lazio: "I think it will be tough for Celtic. I think Celtic supporters would view that draw as quiet a, I shouldn't say a gentle draw, but they could have had a tougher draw. But having said that, Feyenoord were excellent last season.

"They have racked up 17 goals in the last 3 games which is pretty ominous if Celtic have a weak point to their side, they have had issues defensively at the start of the season. So it's going to be difficult, Feyenoord away first game.

"But they do have pace to counter. Hatate who I think is a really important player came back into the team at the weekend off the bench and I think he is crucial.

"Kyogo is a brilliant finisher and Daizen Maeda is frustrating with his delivery in the final third at times but he has pace to burn. It will be interesting to see how

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