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‘LEAGUE CUP WIN WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT,’ ADMITS RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS revealed last season’s League Cup triumph will always be his most significant trophy success as Celtic manager.

The Hoops face Dundee at Dens Park in the quarter-final of the tournament tomorrow night as they aim to retain the Cup they won at Hampden last November.

Rodgers’ team’s 3-0 victory over Aberdeen gave the Irishman his first piece of silverware as Parkhead gaffer – and the first of his managerial career.

He said: “I felt it was very important for us because of how we were working and how we started.

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“It was having something to show, so, for me, it will always be the most important trophy in my time here purely because it was my first one.

“It was also the one which gave the players real belief in how we were working on a daily basis and how they were being coached. I see it as a very important trophy.

“That was the first real game where I felt that the players were starting to cope with what I was asking of them.

“It was a pressure game. We had got through the other games and had some great results up until that point, but could we then in a final show that composure and the way they played was outstanding.

“It was a really good win for us.”

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