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‘MUCH MORE TO COME,’ VOWS RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS promised there is “much more to achieve” with this Celtic team.

The champions beat Kilmarnock 3-1 at the weekend to extend their unbeaten domestic run to a remarkable 39 games.

Rodgers’ men are just two Scottish Cup-ties away from completing the club’s first silverware clean sweep since Martin O’Neill managed the feat 16 years ago.

The Hoops gaffer said: “It’s been a fantastic week. We won the league and I have committed the next four years of my life to here.

“It’s an incredible club to work for, but there is much more to do and achieve.

“I really enjoyed watching the team against Kilmarnock. I thought, collectively, they were outstanding and played the shape really well.

“The crowd enjoyed it and they really understand now what we are doing.

“When you are playing against a team that sits in a real low block, it’s very tough, especially at the beginning, to break down.

“But we showed patience and quality and worked the ball well in tight spaces and then we got the goal.

“In the main, we had everything I would want from a team, with our counter-pressing and playing with that lovely arrogance and charisma in the game.

“We always looked exciting and if we could score goals, while we also defended in the main very well.

“It was a great day all round, a good three points and I’m happy.”

Rodgers was also able to bring on Tom Rogic, Moussa Dembele and Eboue Kouassi in the second-half. 

He added: “It’s just trying to get some game-time into some of the players’ legs.

“The likes of Tom have been out a while so he got a period during the week against Partick Thistle and against Kilmarnock. You can see his qualities.

“I have a fantastic squad all fighting to play and some players weren’t even in the 18 or involved, but the players are full of confidence and playing very well.”

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