Win takes Celtic to brink of title

Scott Sinclair and Chris Davies

Celtic remained unbeaten in domestic competition this season and are gunning to win the league title while not losing a game.

"There are obviously good players there with Scotland in that part of the field".

"International football is about technique, speed, mobility and a tactical awareness to play at a high level, and Stuart has good attributes in that area".

"He's got all the tools to play at the top level of global football so he can certainly go in and play".

"He has this inbuilt brain to score goals and different types of goals".

"He's a big talent and he's only going one way - which is nice for Celtic and for Scotland", he said.

The midfielder netted his twelfth of the season to see off Dundee and move the Hoops to within one win of sealing the title.

He said: "It is an honour and my family are proud of me".

"The last time I was called in was a while ago", he told Celtic's official website. It has taken a while for me to get back in but that was in the past and this is now and I'm excited and looking forward to it. "I had to pull out because of injury and it was a frustrating time".

Paul Hartley, however, responded with commendable ambition, replacing James Vincent with Craig Wighton, who went into attack alongside Marcus Haber, then sent on Nick Ross for the more defensively minded Tom Hateley and finally deployed more firepower in the shape of Faissal El Bakhtaoui, in place of Henrik Ojamaa.

"I've always believed worldwide football is about technique, speed, mobility and a tactical awareness of the game to play at a high level".

However, if Aberdeen lose at Dens Park in their fixture two days before the Hoops visit Tynecastle, the Parkhead men will be champions.

Brendan Rodgers has backed Stuart Armstrong to start for Scotland in Sunday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Hampden Park.

"That was our aim and this is the next one, but there are still nine games to go". The ideal scenario is you win it yourself.

He said: "If it's 0-0 it's a different story when you speak to the players but it can happen".

"We conceded a poor goal in the second half but after that we went and had a go".

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