BRENDAN RODGERS was fuming at red-carded Ross County skipper Andrew Davies as Celtic won 3-0 to stretch their lead at the top of the Premiership to 12 points with a game in hand.
The Dingwall defender saw red in the first-half for a blatant and brutal stamp on Hoops captain Scott Brown’s groin.
Referee Steven McLean immediately dismissed Davies who didn’t attempt to protest the match official’s decision.
Rodgers said: “It was a really, really bad challenge. I feel for the Ross County staff, the guys who are trying to keep this team in the league.
“I feel for the supporters travelling all the way down. You’ve got your captain who’s probably got his most important game on Tuesday night and he makes a really, really poor challenge.
“Jozo Simunovic gets two games for a slight elbow, I don’t know what that’ll be. I really feel for the staff and the supporters. And the players, to lose your captain – who is a good player – to a really poor challenge.”
The Hoops breezed to three more points with goals from Moussa Dembele (pen), Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic.
‘Rodgers was pleased with his side, having failed to break down a 10-man Motherwell side during their last league outing.
He added: “In the second-half, there’s a question being asked to do similar to what we did at Motherwell.
“Could we learn? Could we improve from the second-half at Motherwell? And we did that.
“We scored two good goals, won the ball back quickly, counter-pressed and had lots of chances.”
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**Celtic 3 Ross County 0 – Here’s the match report