Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the draw with St Johnstone was probably a fair result, but he could take positives from the match, in terms of players coming back to full fitness.
The Hoops manager made a host of changes for the game with the second leg against Zenit on the horizon, but the move didn’t work as the Bhoys lacked fluency and found it difficult to create chances against Tommy Wright’s side.
“It was probably a fair result” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“I thought there were lots of positives today for us in terms of players coming back.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 18, 2018
One player who made his return was Tom Rogic, who played his first game in three months, and lasted for an hour before being replaced by James Forrest.
Aside from the return of Rogic, there wasn’t a lot for Hoops supporters to get excited about as the Bhoys failed to create many chances, the best probably falling to Odsonne Edouard, who managed to stand on the ball and by the time he recovered Alan Mannus managed to make the save.
The Hoops lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership is now down to nine points, and Brendan Rodgers has plenty to think about before two big games in the week ahead, the second leg against Zenit and a clash against third placed Aberdeen next Sunday.
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