Brendan Rodgers reveals what Celtic are desperate to do “as quick as they can”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his side are desperate to wrap up the Scottish Premiership title “as quick as they can”, with the Hoops having suffered a recent dip in form at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

Celtic are currently top of the table, 10 points clear of second-placed Rangers with a game in hand. They have six games remaining and are on course to seal their seventh consecutive league crown, but they could have won the title by now had they not dropped points in recent weeks to Motherwell and Dundee.

Rodgers’ men have seen their title celebrations delayed as a result the dropped points, and the Bhoys’ manager is hoping Celtic can correct their recent dip in form when they travel to New Douglas Park to face Hamilton Academicals on Sunday afternoon.

Rodgers said:

“We knew it would be tough games during this spell. But we have recovered well from the other night. We want to win every game we play but we didn’t do that so we have to take our point.

 “But, (it’s) still a great position, six games to go in the league, 10 points clear and a good goal difference. But we have to go into each game and make it count and look to get to the finish line as quick as we can.”

Celtic could go 13 points clear if they beat Hamilton, meaning Rangers and Aberdeen have to pick up a point or more in their 34th game to stop the title going to the Hoops.

Despite dropping points in three of their last half a dozen games, Celtic remain unbeaten but have just been unable to turn draws into wins. With Hamilton coming off the back of three consecutive defeats ahead of their meeting with the Bhoys, Celtic should come out on top.

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