BRENDAN RODGERS has been named the Premiership Manager of the Month following Celtic’s excellent run of results in October.

The Irishman guided the champions to a faultless calendar month with four wins as many games and no goals conceded.

It all began with Scott Brown converting from close range to secure all three points away at Dundee on October 1.

A 2-0 home success over Motherwell followed before another crucial couple of victories on the road.

Ross County were hammered 4-0 in Dingwall before the 1-0 triumph over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Rodgers has yet to taste defeat in a domestic game as Celtic manager in a run that has made the league a one horse race and has taken Celtic to the League Cup Final against Aberdeen later this month.LCF_CELTIC_DUTD_5424

His summer signings especially Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele have significantly improved the side and numerous players, including captain Scott Brown, winger James Forrest and midfielder Stuart Armstrong are enjoying their football again under the former Liverpool boss.

Rodgers has also managed very well the players who have not featured under him this season. He inherited a squad that was larger than he would have liked and is in the process of reducing the numbers. This will continue in January and the players who aren;t part of his plans have been told that they are free to look for new challenges.

One player affected by this is Kris Commons. Not so long ago Commons was the Celtic talisman and clearly the most influential player in the team.

A loan move to be re-united with Neil Lennon at Hibs may be an attractive option for Commons who is settled in Glasgow and may not fancy a move down south at this stage in his playing career.

Commons was a huge favourite of the Celtic support and it would be nice if he got the chance to say his goodbyes.




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