Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has praised the energy levels of his side as they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.
The Bhoys went into the match at Parkhead on the back of a shock 4-0 defeat to Hearts on Sunday, a result that brought their 69-game unbeaten domestic run crashing to an end.
However, goals from Stuart Armstrong and Kieran Tierney made sure the Bhoys were never in any danger of suffering back-to-back defeats and after the contest Rodgers was quick to praise the energy levels of his players, particularly as they were playing their 35th match of what is proving to be a hectic season.
Rodgers said: “It’s so tough for the players, what they’re asked to do. They’re virtually playing back-to-back seasons. It’s absolutely incredible the energy they’re putting into games.”
The result has moved Celtic five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership standings ahead of their crucial home clash with nearest rivals Aberdeen on Saturday.
The Hoops are priced at 1.36 to secure all three points from that contest, while the Dons are available at 8.00 and the draw is on offer at 5.00.
One man who will not feature against Aberdeen is new signing Marvin Compper, who was introduced to the home supporters during Wednesday’s victory over Partick.
The German defender has joined the Bhoys from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, although the move will not officially go through until the January transfer window opens.