Brendan Rodgers remains wary as Celtic go six points clear

By John Reid

January 31, 2019

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has refused to get carried away about the title race.

The Hoops opened up a six point gap at the top of league following the 2-0 win over St Johnstone.

But Rodgers is refusing to take anything for granted in the battle to be Scottish Champions.

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“It is still very early, there is still a lot more games to go,” Rodgers revealed to the Belfast Telegraph.

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“It is six points which is nice, a good goal difference, clean sheets, defending very well but still a way to go.”

Rodgers’ attitude is the right one to have, particularly when you consider how inconsistent his team have been at times.

Case in point – the dreadful performance in the 1-0 loss to Rangers before the winter break.

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The Hoops seems to have put together a good run of results since returning from the winter break.

Those are games – against the likes of Hamilton and St Mirren – you would expect the team to win though.

The real test will come in February, when Celtic face trips to Kilmarnock and Hearts.

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They lost both fixtures there earlier this season.

Rodgers will be well aware that big performances will be needed to get the victories.

The old adage of ‘one game at a time’ might be a cliche, but it is a true one in this instance.

It’s all about the next game, in this case a trip to St Johnstone on Sunday.

Rodgers will be focusing on that and that alone.