FORMER Celtic keeper Alan Rough has told Ange Postecoglou to “get his act together”.

The ex-Scotland international No.1 has been far from convinced by the Greek-Australian manager’s early-season form that has seen the Hoops lose all three of their Premiership away games at Tynecastle, Ibrox and Livingston.

Postecoglou, who arrived in June and faced a major revamp of the playing squad, has presided over the club’s worst start to a league campaign in over 20 years and they are already four points off the pace in the title race after six outings.

Rough, who was brought to Parkhead by club legend Billy McNeill in 1988 and left for Hamilton Accies a year later, said: “I think he’s very fortunate. I don’t know what he’s done to get a lot of the support.

“They’ve all bought into it. It is going to take time, but it’s okay saying that. If you continually lose games, people lose patience.

“And winning games stops that. He really has to get his act together.”

The former Partick Thistle and Hibs netminder who won 53 full caps, speaking to PLZ Soccer, added: “They’re still not a settled side. They’re still not a settled back four. They’re still not a settled midfield.

“You don’t know who’s playing up front, you don’t know who’s playing out wide.

“At this stage of the season you should know, 11 or 13 players who are going to be in your first team.

“They’re the ones who should be playing week in, week out and that is not the case and that’s why you’re not getting any consistency.”

Postecoglou leads the team into action against tomorrow night in the east end of Glasgow when Championship side Raith Rovers provide the opposition in the League Cup quarter-finals.


Click Here for Comments >

About Author