Brendan Rodgers must go all out attack against Rosenborg on Thursday in order to win.

Scott Brown is set to return to fitness and will be expected to play some minutes in Norway.

The captain’s introduction will mean that one attack minded player will lose out.

That also means the shape will change to a more rigid formation.

Consistency is the key

Celtic have been playing with a fluid 4-3-3 formation recently with real success.

An injury crisis has seen players such as Ryan Christie come into the fold and make a real impression.

Ryan Christie has been on fire recently and it’d be a shame if he was dropped. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He would be the player most likely to lose out with Brown’s return to the first team.

The shape would also most likely revert back to the tried and tested 4-2-3-1 in that instance too.

It was Brown’s omission and change of shape that sparked new life into this Celtic team.

Brendan Rodgers should learn from his mistakes and keep things the same for now.

The game depends on victory

Thursday’s tie in Trondheim is a must-win game for Celtic’s Europa League ambitions.

Failure to do so will see The Bhoys all but out of the competition.

Rosenborg play in Sunday’s Norwegian Cup Final meaning a possibility of resting stars against Celtic. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosenborg are the whipping boys of the group, having lost every match so far. Celtic’s game plan going into the group will have been win all home games and take care away from home.

The Hoops have won two at home and lost two away so far, putting qualification on a knife-edge.

Rosenborg have an all important cup final at the weekend, so they might rest players.

Celtic lock horns with Aberdeen once again in the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic are also in a final but are less likely to rest players with Europe still to play for.

Rodgers must take full advantage and go all out attack on the weaker team.

Make sure there is no doubt of victory and set up an all or nothing tie at home to Salzburg in two weeks.

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