Sport Roberts: Celtic are keen to land unbeaten Double Treble

14:30  28 november  2017
14:30  28 november  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Leigh Griffiths free-kick enough to see Celtic past Ross County

  Leigh Griffiths free-kick enough to see Celtic past Ross County Substitute Leigh Griffiths' sizzling second-half free-kick was enough to beat Ross County and extend Celtic's own British unbeaten domestic record to 64 games. The Ladbrokes Premiership leaders had found the Staggies difficult to break down at the Global Energy stadium in Dingwall.After the hour mark Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers turned to the bench for help from the Scotland striker, who came on with Jonny Hayes.

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After winning their first piece of silverware of the season by defeating Motherwell to win the League Cup, Celtic are on course to win a historic Double Treble of domestic trophies and do so by not losing a single game.

Brendan Rodgers’ side won all three Scottish competitions last season without suffering a defeat and as we’re about to enter December, they’re on course to repeat their outstanding achievement.

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No team in the history of Scottish football has ever won back-to-back Trebles but Roberts says that the quality of players in the Celtic squad means that they’re more than capable of making history, but insists that everyone connected with the club will be taking things one game at a time.

Liam Moore responds to reports linking him with move to Celtic

  Liam Moore responds to reports linking him with move to Celtic Reading defender Liam Moore is a reported January transfer target for Celtic and the 24-year-old has admitted that he is aware of the speculation linking him with a move to the Scottish champions. Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen to add depth to his defence when the winter transfer window opens and he is apparently an admirer of Moore. When asked about the stories linking him with a move to Celtic Park, he said: “I just try and concentrate on my job. I’m just happy playing football. I always have in the back of my mind those times when I wasn’t getting any game time. That was only two years ago now, I’m lucky and thankful to be here doing what I’m doing and playing games. Speculation comes and so be it, it’s part of the job.” Reading fought off interest from Leeds United to sign Moore from Leicester City back in August 2016 and the move has worked out well for both the player and the club, so the Royals will not be keen to let him leave. However, if Celtic make a big offer, they may have no choice but to accept but the reported fee of £5miliion seems too low for the Championship side to even consider selling one of their best players.

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He said:

“We have to believe and the manager believes in us. We will keep plugging away and moving on for the games. At the end of the year we can look back and hopefully we can do the same thing. You can see the quality in our side. You see the players who start and who are on the bench.”

Celtic’s next game away to Motherwell on Wednesday night and The Steelmen will be keen for revenge after losing in the cup final, so Roberts and co. will need to be on their games to keep their magnificent run going.

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Team news: Celtic vs Anderlecht .
Celtic will look to secure European football in match day six as Anderlecht make the trip west for the Champions League group stage clash in Glasgow. Brendan Rodgers will be looking for his side to secure their place in the Europa League last-32 after Christmas for the first time since 2015, and will do so unless they lose by three goals or more. The Hoops won two of their three consecutive games against Motherwell within the space of six days – including a 5-1 win on Saturday – and now sit seven points clear of second with a game in hand. Anderlecht won 2-1 at the weekend with goals from Henry Onyekuru and Pieter Gerkens to beat KSC Lokeren. Celtic Patrick Roberts will be out until 2018 with a hamstring that has plagued him since his return to Glasgow at the end of August. Moussa Dembele and Nir Bitton have both returned to the squad and are in contention for a place in the team after returning from their respective injuries. Anthony Ralston is training again may not require surgery on a meniscus problem that has kept him out of action since September. Anderlecht Emmanuel Sowah remains out with an adductor injury that has limited the right-back’s playing time to just 63 minutes for the entire season. Andy Najar is also out with a calf injury that has kept him out for nearly three months.

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