Brendan Rodgers reached 100 competitive wins for Celtic after last night’s 5-0 destruction of Dundee. The Hoops won with plenty in hand to close the gap on league leaders Hearts.
They also stretched further clear of rivals Rangers after they could only manage a draw at home to Kilmarnock.
However, if Celtic continue in this rich vein of form, other results in the league won’t matter. Last night saw Rodgers and Celtic capture that elusive fourth consecutive league victory.
It has been a quick rise to a century of wins for the Celtic manager. His first came at home to Lincoln Red Imps. He suffered an embarrassing loss to the Gibraltar outfit before winning 3-0 in the second leg.
From that first victory, five members of the starting eleven started last night in Dundee. Although there would not appear to be much change, Rodgers has changed the philosophy at the club.
Forrest and McGregor are just two of the five who started both last night and in July 2016. Under Rodgers both have gone from bit-part players to among the first names on the team sheet.
One stat that will please the Celtic support is his record against Rangers. Out of his 100 victories, 10 of them have come against the club’s greatest rivals.
The next 100?
Rodgers has broken old records and set new ones almost on a weekly basis since he arrived at the club.
If his side continue to play like this, in the face of a crippling injury list, then the next 100 wins may follow just as quickly.
On Saturday, Celtic meet Hearts and they will hope to kick off the next 100 wins for their manager. The top of the table clash could not come at a better time for Celtic.
Hearts are suffering their own injury crisis, and offered nothing in the way of opposition in Sunday’s semi final.
With a full Parkhead behind the Bhoys, Celtic will be rampant in their quest to cut Hearts’ lead down to two points.