Treble Still On But Improvement Needed Says Rodgers

Written by on February 10, 2018

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his side needs to raise its level of performance if they are to retain the Scottish Cup.

James Forrest’s first hat-trick secured a 3-2 win over Partick Thistle to send Celtic into the quarter-finals.

Rodgers, though, says his team needs to improve as they bid to defend the trophy.

“If we’re to win the cup we need to play better and make less mistakes at the back,” Rodgers said.

A win for the Jags at Parkhead against a Celtic team looking for back to back trebles might have matched the Firhill side’s famous League Cup final win over the bhoys in 1971 at Hampden but it was not to be as the hoops marched onto the last eight of a competition that has provided more than a fair share of silverware for them over the years.

Celtic fans shocked by Miller news…

Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36.

Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, had been suffering from cancer.

Miller started his career at Celtic in 2000 before moving to Old Trafford four years later, also playing for Leeds, Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian.

Celtic said they were “deeply saddened”, adding their “thoughts are with his family and friends”.

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