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‘THE BEST SINCE TOMMY BURNS,’ SAYS BOYD

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TOM BOYD believes Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic team is the most exciting he has seen since Tommy Burns was in charge at Parkhead.

The former Hoops skipper and current club ambassador was massively impressed by the players’ performance in the 5-0 League Cup win over Motherwell on Wednesday.

Boyd was asked if it was the best football he had witnessed since the days of the legendary Burns in the nineties and replied: “I would certainly say so.

“I think Brendan has the players and the key thing is the pace they play at. You look at the options of James Forrest and Scott Sinclair, there are not many quicker than them in the Premiership.

“Leigh Griffiths has to come back and Moussa Dembele looks sharp. There is a lot of pace in the team.

“I was speaking to a couple of supporters and they were likening it to the pace the team had going back to Bobby Lennox, Stevie Chalmers and guys like that.

“That kind of pace can cause problems. Defenders hate that because a long ball over the top can do you.

“There is certainly a lot of joy in the way the team is playing and you can see that in the response of the crowd, which has come back and given full support.

“I think it is also about the players reacting to a manager.

“You look at Ronny Deila and the style of football he wanted to play last season. For whatever reason, it didn’t quite work out.

“And at times it was turgid.

“There will be games when it is far more difficult than it was against Motherwell, but we certainly hope that outlook will continue.”


 
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