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14th Dec, 2017 | 7:00am

Rodgers sends message to Celtic fans after win against Hamilton

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to the fans who attended the 3-1 over Hamilton at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

A crowd of over 40,000 turned up on a night, which Rodgers admitted, people could have stayed in to watch “football on the telly”

Speaking to Celtic’s official Twitter account, the Celtic boss admitted fans had a hard decision to make on nights like the one at Celtic Park.

“The first thank you tonight goes to the supporters” he declared. “It was probably a hard decision to not stay in when the kettle is on, the house roasting and football on the telly.”

The Hoops maintained their five point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with the win, which saw Olivier Ntcham named as man of the match.

The 21-year-old midfielder opened the scoring in the game, with James Forrest and Scott Sinclair within a minute of each other to make it 3-1 after Redmond has equalised for Hamilton.

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Kieran Tierney was given a much-needed break but captain Scott Brown played, when perhaps it was a game he should have been rested for.

Odsonne Edouard continued up-front for the second game in a row, although he didn’t impress and was eventually replaced by Leigh Griffiths.

The Scottish champions are next in action against Hearts, before playing their game in hand on Rangers and Aberdeen on the 20th of December against Partick Thistle at Celtic Park.

In other Celtic news, fans praised Kristoffer Ajer for his performance against Hamilton.

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