Rodgers Questions Saints

Written by on February 19, 2018

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has questioned the desire of St Johnstone’s players in their lower-profile games after they drew at Celtic Park for the second time this season.

Saints also drew 1-1 with Celtic in August and beat Rangers at Ibrox in December.

But Tommy Wright’s side had won only one of their previous eight games – over Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup.

“I think there are questions there for Tommy’s players,” said Rodgers.

St Johnstone are struggling in 9th, and are eight points off a spot in the top six, where they have finished for each of the last six seasons.

Rodgers suggested Wright’s men are cheating their manager by not showing the same desire against other sides as they do against the Old Firm.

He said: “Tommy’s a fantastic manager, I am sure he walks away happy with a point but probably really frustrated.

“How can you win a game 3-1 at Ibrox on 16 December, not win a game right the way through [since], apart from the Albion game, then your next big result is away at Celtic?

“So I think the question goes with the St Johnstone players.

“Today you’ve seen them organised, committed, fighting, running – doing all of that.

“If they do that in every game they would probably win a lot more games.”

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