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Published: Tue, November 08, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Celtic star thanks Brendan Rodgers after Rangers win: This is why


"We got the ball down, played our game and I think at times they struggled when we got the ball down and passed it".

Despite the narrow scoreline, the Parkhead boss claimed the performance was as dominant as the one he witnessed in the 5-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Mark Warburton's men at Celtic Park last month.

He said: "I could never have imagined things going as smoothly when I chose to make the move up here".

But McCoist said: "It probably sounds insane for me to say it but I think finishing second would be more than acceptable".

"When I was at Swansea enjoying it and scoring all the time it got me a move to City".

"I feel my career is back on track now".

A run of four games without a win followed while hot-headed midfielder Joey Barton remains suspended from the club for his post-match bust-up with staff and teammates. The best coach, the most imaginative coach, the most experienced coach is not going to change Rangers' situation right now, it's about getting better players.

Griffiths has not started a game for club or country since aggravating a hamstring injury against Aberdeen on August 27 with Dembele taking on the mantle of Celtic's main goalscorer.

"They are a bit more solid and have a more steady team", said Celtic skipper Scott Brown.

"There is a real togetherness in this squad". We all have each other's back.

"It was a tough period for me at Villa". I was in and out of the team and it wasn't easy. We had that same performance but we just didn't finish the opportunities.

"I'm showing everything now".

"My focus is always on my own team and, if we impose our style of play, it can give a lot of problems to opponents".

Sinclair has already scored eight goals, including one in his first game against Rangers. But was denied by the woodwork and veteran keeper Matt Gilks on Sunday afternoon. We were dominant, especially that spell in the first half, five minutes before half-time. At the best of times, this fixture is one of the most fiercely contested games in world football.

"You need to try and silence them and get their fans frustrated".

But their Hampden match-winner was refusing to contemplate a trophy hat-trick so early in the campaign.

Brendan Rodgers added: "I'll need to see the header again but it looked very harsh to me".

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