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‘A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH SCOTT AND TOM,’ ARMSTRONG

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CELTIC’S in-form midfielder Stuart Armstrong insists he has no intention of resting on his laurels.
The former Dundee United star has been a revelation at the Hoops since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers in the summer.
The 24-year-old engine-room operator has credited the new Parkhead gaffer and some good old-fashioned solid graft as just a couple of reasons for the turnaround in his fortunes.
Armstrong, who once scored 11 goals in a season at Tannadice, netted his fifth goal in 10 games with his double in the 4-1 win over Partick
Thistle at Firhill on Friday night.
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He admitted: “I have worked hard to deliver what the manager expects not just from me, but from the team.
“It is going well just now and it is always nice to be scoring goals. It is a good feeling, but I am not taking anything for granted.
“I know I have to maintain the standard I have shown because there are a number of players behind me who could equally come in.

“It is a nice balance for the team. Scott Brown’s experience has been great for me and Tom Rogic is a player who has such good technique with the ball.

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“He is capable of producing a little bit of magic from nowhere, as we have seen many times.

“The three of us work well and we work hard, too. Sometimes it is overlooked the amount of work Scott puts in in terms of tracking back and sometimes correcting other people’s mistakes.

“He also starts the attack very often and I don’t know that he always gets the credit that he’s due.”
Armstrong, who is likely to start in tomorrow night’s game against Hamilton Accies at Parkhead, added: “Arguably, it is the best form of my career.
“But I think the most satisfying thing for me has been the consistency of the performances, because I haven’t always been used to playing in such a hectic schedule and at such a high level.
“I am pleased with where I am just now, but I would like to sustain that. I have targets – but none that I would like to share publicly.”
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