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‘CELTIC SIMPLY THE BEST,’ ADMITS DONS BOSS

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DEREK McINNES reckons Celtic are the best side he has faced in 10 years as a manager..

Brendan Rodgers’ outfit romped to the Premiership title with their five-goal destruction of Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

That has left the Aberdeen boss hoping to guide his team to second spot and they are already 10 points ahead of nearest challengers Sevco Rangers.

The Dons can secure the runners-up spot with home wins against Inverness Caley Thistle tonight and the Ibrox side on Sunday.

Their only loss at Pittodrie this season has come against the champions.

McInnes admitted: “There have been a lot of strong Celtic teams through the years.

“I always said if they keep the focus they had throughout November and December they would be difficult to stop.

“That’s a quality they’ve got as well as being good players. The consistency has been remarkable, really.

“When a question has been asked of them – and it hasn’t been asked too often – they have found the answers and found a way to win.

“Whether that’s through tactical changes or through personnel changes, they seem to have found the squad and the manager who has found the way to win games.

“Sometimes they have been sparkling, like they were against Hearts, whereas other times they’ve just gone and got the job done.

“They’ve given no encouragement to anybody, to be honest.

“The points tally that they may well get will probably surpass the majority of title-winning teams there have been in their history.

“I think you can just admire the work that has been done.”

 
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