Brendan Rodgers identifies Celtic issue that he 'will sort out in the summer'

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers -Credit:SNS Group

Brendan Rodgers reckons Celtic have given their opposition far too many opportunities this season. And the Hoops boss has vowed to sort it out this summer.

The reigning champions moved a step closer to three-in-a-row yesterday after defeating Hearts 3-0 in one of their most complete displays of the campaign. Rodgers was over the moon with the performance and mentality of his league leaders as they stretched their lead over Rangers to six points.

And the Northern Irishman singled out four of his key men for praise - including goalkeeper Joe Hart who has been busier than usual between this sticks this season.

He said: "You see that one run from Callum, that was enough for me - I know he is ready. Joe at times does not have too much to do, he's had a bit more to do than I'd have liked this season. We will sort that out in the summer, but here he has produced some really important moments.

"I thought Kyogo was much better today in his movement. Really bright for his first goal. Then his second goal, what a finish. Sublime pass but what a finish, dropping out of the sky. It is a difficult one that so to control it the way he did was really good.

"I thought we were really good setpiece-wise today, big credit to Gavin Strachan and Greg Wallace who look at that side of it closely. With the consistency and quality I know I'm getting, I thought Matt was amazing. He was so good in the game.

"We talk about the centre-halves being strong, the two full-backs did really well, the midfield all worked together. And Jamesy Forrest was just absolutely brilliant.

"I'm so happy for him because he's such a humble guy who just gets on with his work, and probably throughout his career at Celtic has been written off a little bit. But I said it a few months back - and you probably thought I was mad - that he is my best winger. You see at this point of the season he has come alive with his quality and he has got his winning head on.

"There was a real happiness in how we played and performed that gave the crowd a great energy. You saw the players walking round at the end, nice and calm, taking the applause, but also being respectful that we still have a job to do. A big job."