Brendan Rodgers is hoping to integrate recent recruits Filip Benkovic and Youssouf Mulumbu into his Celtic squad in the “upcoming games”.

The Hoops boss spoke to the press ahead of his side’s trip to St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Friday night and was quizzed on when Benkovic and Mulumbu would make their respective bows.

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Promising young central defender Benkovic was recruited on a loan deal in the closing stages of the transfer window. The Croatian signed for Leicester City in the summer on a permanent deal but the Foxes opted to allow him to seek regular first-team opportunities elsewhere for the season.

After being scouted extensively by Celtic prior to his move away from Dinamo Zagreb, the Hoops jumped at the chance to land Benkovic on a temporary basis.

Mulumbu, meanwhile, was a surprise arrival at Celtic Park. After the transfer window had slammed shut, Rodgers pounced to land the former West Brom star on a free transfer.