Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has unexpectedly praised his players after the Hoops’ goalless draw against Dundee on Wednesday night.

As quoted by the Bhoys’ official Twitter page, the Hoops boss thought that the Scottish Premiership league leaders were ‘very good’ at times against the Dens Park side, even though his side failed to create many chances in the game as they fell to a dour draw.

“I thought a lot of our play was very good,” he said.

“We worked ball through the thirds really well and got into loads of really good areas. It was a mix of not having that final bit of quality and some good defending by Dundee.”

The goalless draw against Neil McCann’s side moved the Hoops 10 points clear of their nearest challengers Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

The Bhoys will hope to return to winning ways when they face Hamilton on Sunday, in the last match before the league splits into the top and bottom six.

Football Insider verdict

Perhaps Rodgers is just paying lip service to his players as there is no way that he could be satisfied with the performance of his team. Their performances have been extremely inconsistent at times this season and from one game to the next you don’t know what version of the side will turn up. That has got to be a concern for the manager and the supporters ahead of next week’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, as a poor performance in that game, similar to the one turned in against Dundee, would see the Hoops’ dreams of second consecutive domestic treble come crashing to an end.

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