New Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss Duncan Ferguson has revealed that he has spoken to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers about the possibility of taking some players on loan.

The former Everton striker has been appointed manager of the Scottish Championship club on a three-year deal.

And he is hoping the Hoops can help him add to his squad, as the 51-year-old looks to move the Highland side off the bottom of the table.

When asked if he was already looking to bring players in, Ferguson told STV: "Yes, we can get players out of the Scottish Premiership, can't we, and we can get some boys who are out of Warnock.

"I have already been on to one or two of the Scottish managers. I spoke to Brendan [Rodgers] this morning, so he is going to help me out hopefully.

"So we look and see if we can identify some players and we will take it from there."

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Meanwhile, Celtic star Tomoki Iwata has opened up on his lack of game time so far this season, saying he hopes to "seize an opportunity".

The 26-year-old joined the Scottish champions in January and played a role in the Parkhead club lifting a domestic treble last season.

However, he has found his game time limited since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, with his substitute appearance against Feyenoord recently marking his first competitive minutes of the season.

But the Japanese player is keen to fight for his place in the starting line up.

Speaking to Japanese outlet Football Zone, he said: "It's going to be quite difficult as the two players who were sent off against Feyenoord will be suspended, but Carter-Vickers will also be back after being out due to injury.

"It's unclear whether I'll be able to play on the pitch.  However, I will try to appeal in training in order to seize the opportunity.

"By gradually increasing my chances to play in this way and I can make the coach realise that I am a player who can bring something positive to the team.