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Friday 19 October 2018

Rodgers hits back at Boyd Celts criticism

Brendan Rodgers. Pic: PA
Brendan Rodgers. Pic: PA

Brendan Rodgers hit back at Kris Boyd as he denied the Kilmarnock striker’s assertion that there is “a divide in the Celtic dressing-room”.

The former Rangers forward spoke out after sitting on the Killie bench in the Hoops’ 2-1 defeat at Rugby Park on Sunday.

The back-to-back treble winners were left with 10 points from six Scottish  Premiership games which confirmed their worst start to a league campaign in 20 years.

Ahead of tonight’s Betfred Cup quarter-final against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, Rodgers, who has won six competitions out of six since he arrived at Parkhead in 2016, was told of Boyd’s claim.

“Kris is probably best suited trying to get himself into the Kilmarnock team to get playing and we will concentrate on our own job in here,” the Antrim native said.

“When teams lose games the logic used to be and clearly still is, there is a split in the dressing room.

“Sometimes there is no plan B. That is another accusation. For us, we are very much unified as a club.

“We set such a high standard over these last couple of seasons. Yes, we haven’t started as well as we wanted in our season, but we are very much together.

“It is something I am very calm with, we have a blueprint which is very stable in terms of the way we play football and normally when we execute that which we have shown we have a winning strategy.

“Sometimes we won’t win games and we have to accept that.”

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