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Sport Rodgers talks up new deals for Forrest and Brown

14:55  14 september  2018
14:55  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Leeds United in 'advanced talks' to sign Izzy Brown on loan

  Leeds United in 'advanced talks' to sign Izzy Brown on loan Izzy Brown has already had four loan spells away from Chelsea and it looks like a fifth could be on the cards as Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign the 21-year-old, as per Sky Sports. Twitter: SKY SOURCES: @LUFC are in advanced talks to sign @ChelseaFC attacking midfielder Izzy Brown on loan. #SSN https://t.co/6WZVRy2Wez (@SkySportsNews) Brown knows what it’s like to be part of a promotion-pushing side, having been at Huddersfield Town in 2017 as they earned a place in the Premier League. Brown, who can play as a striker, a winger or attacking midfielder, would provide Leeds with depth and allow them to rotate during the long slog of a Championship season. Leeds have already taken both Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker on loan from Chelsea, but EFL rules allow them to take up to four players from one club, so they can still take Brown if all parties can agree to a move. Brown was sent on loan to Brighton last summer but he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in January and subsequently missed the rest of the season, so he’ll be keen to get back playing as soon as possible.

Brendan Rodgers has talked up the chances of both Scott Brown and James Forrest signing new deals at the club.

The Scotsman have quoted the Hoops boss as saying the deals are close with both players.

“Scott has made it clear he wants to be here and I am sure there will be a deal done pretty soon on that. 
He is quite relaxed about it. He knows what we think of him here at the club so hopefully that will be done.”

“James and his people will be speaking with the club and, likewise, a player we would love to extend here because he has been absolutely brilliant in my time here.”

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Rodgers will be hoping that the duo can follow Leigh Griffiths, who is also closing in on a new deal with the Bhoys.

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Brown’s new deal has dominated the headlines recently, with dominant midfielder making his feelings very clear about extending his stay at the club.

Forrest was one of the unsung heroes of the previous title-winning campaign with a number of impressive performances, helping the Hoops on their way.

The news will come as a huge boost to the club as they prepare to take on St Mirren in a bid to close the gap between themselves and Hearts on Friday night.

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Rodgers pleads with Celtic fans to back the team .
Brendan Rodgers has pleaded with Celtic fans to back the team in tomorrow night’s Europa League fixture with Rosenborg, Here In The City reports. Rodgers’ side have taken just 10 points from their opening five league fixtures in what has been a relatively poor start to the season for the Hoops, sitting five points behind current Scottish Premier League leaders Hearts. However, tomorrow Rodgers’ side will turn their attention to the Europa League as they face Norwegian side Rosenborg, with Rodgers hoping that the Celtic faithful will back his side from the first moment the whistle blows. Rodgers said: “We would like to start with a great crowd, we want the stands to be full – everyone of course wants the Champions League – but this is still a very important competition for us. I would say to the Celtic supporters to come out, give us your great support because that it is vital for us to do well.” Celtic have struggled in European competitions in recent seasons but are hopeful that they can put an end to their European woes this season with success in the Europa League.

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