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‘BREATHER WON’T DO US ANY HARM,’ BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS expects Celtic’s Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Morton at Parkhead tomorrow to get the green light.

The Hoops’ midweek home game against Dundee was called off and the visit of the Greenock outfit looked in danger, too, after bad weather forced a number of games to be postponed.

Rodgers revealed his players were given individual training programmes yesterday before they had a work-out at Celtic Park this morning.

He said: “Today, we’ve trained well. The pitch is fine, it is playable and there is a lot of work gone on around the stadium to make it safe and secure for the supporters.

“We have played a lot of games, so we have had a bit of a breather for a few days and it won’t do us any harm. The guys trained very well this morning and we are ready for the game.”

The Irishman¬†added: “Morton have a very experienced coach in Jim Duffy. He’ll give his experience to the team and be hard to beat.

“We gave the guys a programme to do yesterday, so we’ve only really missed one day’s training.

“The games at this stage of the season aren’t for fitness. They’re for winning.

“We look to the next game. Morton will provide a big test for us. But these are games that really matter.

“This team has coped with the pressure really well.”

 
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