MOUSSA DEMBELE reckons he and and Leigh Griffiths have already struck up telepathic partnership after just a single week of training together and one friendly game.

And Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes the two will bring out of each other over the coming months.

Griffiths scored twice against Ljubljana in a match when he and Dembele did seem to have an instant understanding of one another's game.

Rodgers has started most matches with a 4-3-3 formation, Griffiths was on the right his French team-mate on Wednesday night, a position last seasons's top goalscorer is happy to accept.

And the former Fulham striker believes the Celtic supporters are going to enjoy watching something they haven't seen for a few years - a good pairing in the attacking areas.

Dembele said: "Leigh is a very clever player, and he understands how I play. We played as if we already knew each

other, so that is also good for the team.

"From the moment we trained together, we felt we knew each other’s game."

This is welcome news for Celtic and Rodgers who has liked the look of his one and only signing since he joined up with the squad midway through their two-week stay in Slovenia.

Rodgers said: "Moussa looked very sharp the other night. I think you can see his qualities. He is 19 years of age, he has a wonderful presence up there, has wonderful touch, speed and comes into clever spaces as well.

"He also creates other opportunities for Leigh Griffiths as well. He creates the space and gives him freedom to move.

"I thought Moussa was very good considering he's only linked up with the team this last week."

Dembele has settled in well to the training camp in Slovenia. He will play against Maribor on Saturday and hopes to get start next Tuesday when his new club's Champions League qualification campaign begins against the amateurs Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar.

Dembele said: "I am feeling good. Against Ljubljana I felt I could have gone on a bit more [he played 63 minutes] so it feels good for me and for the team.

"I had a lot of interest in me across Europe, but I have chosen Celtic, and I am happy with that. I was very lucky, but I have made my decision, and now I want to focus on Celtic.

"I’m still young. I feel this is a big club, and that I can progress here and go forward. I think Celtic can improve me as a player. The fans at this club are important, and I like to play in front of that kind of support. That’s why I feel happy to be at Celtic."

Dembele's experience of big European nights has been as a avid watcher on television and so he cannot wait to taste this for himself, even if his first match is some way from being a high profile occasion.

He said: "It’s not glamorous, but as a team and as a competition, you have to go to these places and win games.

"We want to go there and win, and come home and win again, and then go forward.

"I watched the Champions League a lot as a kid. The game I remember the most was the final in 2005 between Liverpool and AC Milan. As a kid, when you hear the Champions League music on TV, of course you want to be there, and be in the place of the players who are playing.

Now I have the chance to do this at Celtic, and hopefully qualify for the group stage."