MOUSSA DEMBELE will make his first appearance for Celtic in a friendly against Olimpija Ljubljana tomorrow, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. 

The striker was signed from Fulham last week after being courted by several of Europe's top clubs and the 19-year-old's debut is keenly anticipated among supporters.

Rodgers' side face Ljubljana on Wednesday in the third fixture of their four-match pre-season tour of Austria and Slovenia.

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The Hoops beat Sturm Graz 1-0 on Sunday following a 2-2 draw with NK Celje last week, but the manager has revealed that fans will get their first opportunity to see new signing Dembele in action tomorrow evening.

He told The Times: "Moussa Dembele will feature on Wednesday. He's only just with us and you have to give him a few days, otherwise there is a high risk of injury. But he will play some part."

Midfielder Callum McGregor praised the former Liverpool boss for his influence in bringing in the highly-rated forward, who scored 17 goals for English Championship side Fulham last season.

"He is a good signing and you only have to look at the teams who were looking to take him," said McGregor.

"That shows Brendan can bring big names to Celtic. Ultimately, it is great for the club and is taking us in another direction. Everybody has to get behind him and go for it. "