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‘LET’S MAKE IT FORTRESS PARKHEAD,’ HOOPS BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS will order his players to re-establish Parkhead as a fortress when they kick off their Premiership campaign against Livingston tomorrow.

Remarkably, the champions failed to win in EIGHT games on their own ground last term, shedding SEVENTEEN points in the process.

Rodgers insists there must be an improvement and said: “Our aim is always to be better each season. I think when you work with individual players and with teams collectively they can always improve.

“What we did the first season was a historical season in every facet and it was always going to be difficult to follow that up in terms of records and numbers and all of that.

“But we did the best job we possibly could, which was to win all three domestic trophies and qualify for the Champions League.

“Before we broke up, we talked about being better this season and we have seen that in the pre-season already.

“So we already have a way to go in order to improve. But our mentality is good and that is important.”

For the record, Celtic drew seven and lost one in the east end of Glasgow on their way to their seventh successive crown. St Johnstone (2), Kilmarnock (2), Hibs, Dundee and Sevco Rangers all managed stalemates while Aberdeen won 1-0 on the last league game of the campaign.

 
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