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‘RANGERS RESULT? COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT,’ REPLIES RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS’ champions can move FIFTEEN points ahead at the top of the Premiership if they beat Dundee at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

Celtic are coasting to seven successive titles after overcoming 10-man Ross County 3-0 yesterday with goals from Moussa Dembele (pen), Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic.

The visitors from Dingwall didn’t help their cause when skipper Andrew Davies was red-carded for a crazy stamp on the grounded Scott Brown.

Rodgers looked composed following a 90 minutes that also offered him the opportunity to field Stuart Armstrong from the start for the first time in three months and allow some game-time to Leigh Griffiths who was making his comeback after eight weeks on the sidelines.

Patrick Roberts, too, also got half-an-hour to work on his match fitness when he replaced the impressive James Forrest.

And, as the Hoops gaffer prepared for the crucial run-in where the team have the genuine opportunity of making history with back-to-back trebles, he could afford to leave Olivier Ntcham, Ibrox matchwinner Odsonne Edouard and Charly Musonda on the substitutes. bench.

So, all was well with the world while the Irishman fielded the usual routine questions from the media.

One hapless hack believed it was pertinent to ask: “Did the Rangers result give you a little lift before the game?”

“No, not really,” replied Rodgers, adding: “It’s completely irrelevant.”

What else was he expected to say?

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