Brendan Rodgers believes that if Celtic can score away from home against Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, then they can score in Trondheim against Rosenborg.

Celtic will go to Norway next week looking to force their way into the concluding play-off stage of the Champions League qualifiers after struggling at home to Rosenborg last night.

However, Rodgers was relaxed in the face of what was arguably one of the most disappointing performances of his tenure at the club.

“It was a little bit frustrating but 0-0 is never a bad result in Europe,” said Rodgers. “It is important that if you don’t score, you don’t concede.

“We were up against it a wee but without strikers.

“They will know that they’ll need to come out a little bit more than they did when they are at home and they need to take more of an initiative. That opens the space. I think we scored more goals away from home last season, so it’s evenly balanced.

“If we go and play like we did at Monchengladbach and Man City…”said Rodgers. I’ve been delighted with the players, it’s just that final pass tonight. But next week we can go there and we can play.

“You saw that tonight at home. We were compact with and without the ball. We can go there, play our game and I think there will be a wee bit more space. These are not easy games.”

The Hoops boss was cagey on the potential availability of Leigh Griffiths. The Scotland striker has not trained for the last week with a calf injury – he was suspended for last night’s game – but could well be pivotal to Celtic’s chances of progression next Wednesday night.

“I’m hopeful,” said Rodgers. “We’ll see where he is at by the weekend.

“It’s unfortunate that we have the two players out at the same time. We’ll assess it and if we don’t think we’re going to get the response from Leigh then we may have to look at it, if it’s going to be for a sustained period of time.

“Then of course you need a reference in your team and it’s something we’ll monitor and assess.

“I thought they showed where they’re at in their side. They’re a good side and have some good players and they’re at probably a different level to us fitness wise.

“But I think we showed that mental courage tonight that while we couldn’t get the goal it’s also important not to concede.

“A 0-0 at home, when they go away and reflect on it, for us to go there and have the speed and more space you’d suspect then then it’s going to be equally tough for them.”