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2nd Jan, 2017 | 4:06pm

Celtic 24-year-old: This senior man has revived my game

By Emma Sanders

Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong has piled praise on Brendan Rodgers and claims the manager has “revived” his game.

The 24-year-old has become a key figure in the Celtic squad which has soared to the top of the Scottish Premiership table this season.

The midfielder has made 29 appearances in all competitions so far, including 17 games in the Premiership, and he has netted eight league goals.

He was excellent in the Old Firm derby against Rangers on Saturday and Armstrong has pointed to Rodgers as the reason behind his success this season.

“I have nothing but praise for him because he has revived me at Celtic. Not only me, but the whole team,” said Armstrong, as reported by the Express.

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“He’s always got a plan B. He is always thinking how we can improve and we very much believe in him and he believes in us. A lot of players in the dressing room have a lot to thank the manager for.”

Armstrong has been used in the centre of midfield alongside skipper Scott Brown on a number of occasions for the Hoops and he is expected to remain a key figure throughout the second-half of the campaign.

Since Brendan Rodgers took over in the summer, Celtic have not lost a single game in domestic competitions and they have already lifted the Betfred Cup, defeating Aberdeen 3-0 in the final.

The Hoops have a commanding 19-point lead at the top of the table and they could extend their lead over Rangers as they still have a game in hand to play.

Celtic’s next fixture is against Albion Rovers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, on January 22 after the winter break.

In other Celtic news, these are the signings the club should make in January.