Why Celtic struggled defensively against Aberdeen as pundit insists it's a worry for Brendan Rodgers

Ricky Foster insists the defensive issues shown by Celtic against Aberdeen will be a concern for Brendan Rodgers going forward.

Ultimately, the Hoops were successful in reaching the Scottish Cup final but the Dons gave them a real fright and conceding three goals isn't something you usually associate with the champions. Fresh from being named in the PFA Team of the Year that morning, Liam Scales and Cameron Carter-Vickers struggled to cope with Bojan Miokvski.

The Macedonian has a physical presence but also a mobility and ability to run in behind and he posed problems to the centre half pairing all afternoon. Ester Sokler came on later in the game and was a similar handful for the Hoops backline. Foster picked out Scales as the one who most struggled with the physicality bur Carter-Vicker wasn't blameless.

The pundit has explained how the duo got things wrong at Hampden.

He said: "Liam Scales really struggled with the physical element. When Miovski plays on the last line they never seemed to get the structure right behind the ball.

"So many times Scales and Carter- Vickers were square and Miovski was running between them instead of having one picking up and one screening. They never seemed to handle him.

"They didn't defend their box well and normally that's something Celtic do very well.Teams struggle to get touches in the box against Celtic but Aberdeen seemed to do it at will.

"The goals were really poor defensively and that would be a worry for Brendan Rodgers."