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‘ARMSTRONG SITUATION WILL BE SORTED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER,’ VOWS RODGERS

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CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers wants Stuart Armstrong’s contract wrangle sorted “one way or another”.

The midfield has stalled on an agreeing an extension and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Armstrong played only 17 minutes of last night’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill where his replacement Olivier Ntcham, the £4.5million summer buy from Manchester City, was the matchwinner.

The Scotland international playmaker has struggled for form since the start of the campaign and Rodgers is running out of patience with the 25-year-old who arrived from Dundee United in a £2million double deal with Gary Mackay-Steven.

The Hoops gaffer said: “Stuart’s position will be sorted one way or another.

“He was terrific last season and, unfortunately, this is affecting his game.

“It needs to be resolved one way or another.”

Southampton and newly-promoted Brighton are reported to be monitoring the position.

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