Date: 4th May 2017 at 9:41am
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By Matt Bullin

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed he wants to make the gap between his club and Rangers “even bigger next season”.

Rodgers has already secured a domestic double in his first year in charge at Parkhead, and a treble is very much a possibility with the Scottish Cup final on the horizon.

The Hoops won a sixth successive Scottish Premiership title this term, and currently sit 36 points ahead of their Glasgow rivals Rangers.

Rodgers’ side are also currently unbeaten in the league, and have gone 42 domestic games without losing.

Speaking in the Daily Record ahead of Saturday’s match versus St Johnstone, Rodgers insisted that he would not rest on his laurels.

The Welshman said: “When I first came in here it was deemed that it was going to be a close season.

“People looked at the Scottish Cup semi-final result last year and Rangers coming up to the top flight and Aberdeen were right in the race last season before falling away at the end.

“My aim is to make the gap even bigger next season, get in a few more players of quality that can help the group again, to push on to the next level.”

Celtic have won five of the six Old Firm derbies this term, the other being a draw.

Just last week they thrashed the Gers at Ibrox 5-1, equalling their biggest ever away Old Firm win.

The Bhoys currently sit 27 points ahead of Aberdeen, their nearest rivals in the league, who they play in the Scottish Cup final on May 27.

Prior to making the move to Celtic Park, Rodgers had managed Liverpool, Swansea, Reading and Watford enjoying mixed success.

In other Celtic news, here are three wonder kids Rodgers should play against St Johnstone.

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