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14th Sep, 2017 | 3:22pm

Rodgers delivers surprise prediction ahead of Celtic clash v Ross County

By Abigail Withey 

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has surprisingly predicted that his side’s upcoming match against Ross County will be a “difficult game” during his pre-match conference on Thursday.

The Hoops will travel to the Global Energy stadium on Saturday to play the Highland club in their sixth Premiership match of the 2017/18 campaign.

Rodgers’ side have displayed an impressive performance in the competition so far but the manager admits that he thinks it’s going to be a difficult fixture, despite earning seven points against them in three meetings last term and scoring eight goals in the process.

“It will be a difficult game. We’ve started well in the SPFL and we want that to continue,” the manager said, as quoted on the club’s official Twitter account.

Celtic remain unbeaten in the Premiership so far this season after securing wins against Hearts, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Academical.

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The Glaswegian club were held to a 1-1 draw with St. Johnstone at the end of August which stopped the Bhoys from winning 100 per cent of their fixtures, but their run still sees them top of the league table.

Rodgers’ squad have a number of important upcoming games in their calendar as they face Dundee in the Scottish League Cup quarter finals next week, which is closely followed by a trip to Ibrox for the first Old Firm derby of the season.

In other Celtic news, fans have reacted to the news that a Premier League club is eyeing a January swoop for this Hoops defender – but it isn’t Kieran Tierney.

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