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'A lot of work to do' - Rodgers delivers verdict on Celtic run-in

Brendan Rodgers wants his Celtic side to kick-on and finish the season in impressive style after being held to a goalless draw by Dundee at Celtic Park on Wednesday night.

The Hoops turned in a lacklustre display against the Dens Park side, but still moved 10 points clear of closest title challengers Aberdeen with the point.

However, with the Bhoys on the verge of clinching another league title and with a Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers on the horizon, Rodgers wants his side to improve their performances as the season reaches boiling point.

“The finishing line is close, but we want to sprint over it, we don’t want to just jog over it,” Rodgers said, as quoted by BBC Sport.

“We want to get this league tied up as quickly as we can. But there’s still a lot of work to do. Six games, still a lot to play for.”

The Hoops return to league action on Sunday with a trip to Hamilton before facing their Glasgow rivals with the dream of a second consecutive domestic treble on the line.

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It’s all well and good Rodgers talking about ending the season in a sprint, but perhaps he has to take some of the blame for the poor performances which have affected the Hoops this season. The Hoops boss has been too faithful to players who have done well for him last season, but have been in poor form this season. The team is needing of freshening up at the end of the season, but perhaps for the rest of this season it is worth throwing in the likes of Charly Musonda and Patrick Roberts to give the Bhoys a spark which has been sadly lacking from their play for much of this season. If they can do that, the treble may well be secured.

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