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22nd Jan, 2018 | 4:03pm

'We have to push' - Scott Brown delivers verdict on Celtic second half of season

Celtic captain Scott Brown wants the Hoops to push on and record a memorable second-half of the season to live up to the standards demanded by manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Bhoys return to league action against Partick Thistle on Tuesday following their winter break to Dubai and Brown has warned his team-mates not to let standards slip.
“We have to push. We have standards and goals that we set all the time with the manager and we have to make sure we hit them and keep going,” he said, as quoted by Celtic’s official Twitter account.

The Hoops had mostly successful first-half of the season, as they established a lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership, retained the Betfred Cup and qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League.
On the down side though, they suffered some heavy defeats in the Champions League group stages and their 69 match domestic unbeaten run came to an end with a 4-0 defeat to Hearts.
The Bhoys returned to action following the winter break with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Brechin in the Scottish Cup, in a match which saw James Forrest score his 13th goal of the season and Scott Sinclair his 16th of the season.
The Celts go into the game against Partick with a healthy eight point lead over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, and they currently sit 11 points clear of their old rivals Rangers.
In other Celtic news, Hoops fans ridiculed the valuation that Rangers have placed on Alfredo Morelos
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