Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he still doesn’t understand the SPFL’s decision to split the league into a top and bottom six for the last five games of the season.

The Hoops do not yet know when and who they will be playing in the next month and Rodgers has confessed that he isn’t sure if the split is a good idea or not.

“I’m still confused,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I can’t quite work it out, it seems to made more difficult than it should be. I find it strange that the seventh place team can end up with more points than the six place team…I don’t quite get it.”

The Hoops play their final league match before the split on Sunday when they take on Hamilton before the league splits into two with the first match after the split set to played in a fortnight’s time.

The Hoops go into the match with a 10 point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table following their goalless draw with Dundee in midweek.

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It’s not surprising that Rodgers finds the split process confusing, as to an outsider to Scottish football it must be. The idea of the split was to create excitement at both ends of the league table, but it recent years the Hoops have dominated the league so the fixtures have been relatively meaningless, which looks to be the case again this season as the Bhoys have a comfortable lead at the top of the league table. The SPFL won’t be changing the process any time soon it looks like, so Rodgers will just have to try and get used to one of the many strange things about Scottish football.

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