Sport Rodgers not changing his preparation ahead of third Motherwell tie

19:36  01 december  2017
19:36  01 december  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Predicted Celtic XI vs Motherwell

  Predicted Celtic XI vs Motherwell Celtic will look bounce back from their midweek defeat in the Champions League and lift the first silverware of the season when they face Motherwell. Brendan Rodgers’ side will look to make it a fourth consecutive domestic trophy triumph and put their 7-1 lost to PSG on Wednesday firmly behind them. Motherwell have won four of their last six games under Stephen Robinson and will look for their first win in nearly two years against Celtic. The two sides advanced to the final with comfortable wins in the semi-final, as the Hoops won 4-2 against Hibernian while Motherwell eased past Rangers with a 2-0 win. When the sides last met just under a year ago, Celtic came from behind to edge out Motherwell in a seven goal thriller at Fir Park. Celtic Mikael Lustig went off injured inside 13 minutes in Paris on Wednesday night and will miss Sunday’s Cup final. Nir Bitton will undergo a late fitness test after picking up a knock in the midweek loss to PSG. Patrick Roberts travelled to Paris and is building up fitness as he recovers from a hamstring injury of his own and could return to the squad on Sunday. Erik Sviatchenko is fully fit but has yet to return to the squad and has fallen down the pecking order behind Nir Bitton in defence. Anthony Ralston remains out with a knee problem that has kept him out of action since the end of September. Motherwell The Steelmen have no injuries going into the game. Youngster Allan Campbell was rested at the weekend and could return to the starting line up having started in nine of his 12 appearances this season.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says it’s business as usual for him as he prepares his side to face Motherwell for the third consecutive game.

The Sunday Post reports that the Scottish champions will not be using different methods in their preparations, despite it being the third time the two sides meet in the space of a week.

“Of course it is not the norm but there is no more or less preparation. We look at the game, we will do our analysis, we will study what the game was like on Wednesday and reference the game last weekend but really, looking forward to the game on Saturday to get the three points off them.”

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Celtic beat Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final 2-0 last Sunday with James Forrest and Moussa Dembele scoring the goals to clinch the Hoops’ first trophy of the season.

Team news: Motherwell vs Celtic

  Team news: Motherwell vs Celtic Celtic are on the road once again as they travel to Fir Park on Wednesday night to face Motherwell just three days after their League Cup triumph. The Hoops beat Stephen Robinson’s men 2-0 at the weekend as Brendan Rodgers lifted his fourth consecutive domestic trophy at the club. Motherwell will also travel to Glasgow on Saturday to face the top of the table side, in an unprecedented triple-header in just six days. They currently sit fifth in the league table, and will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment at the weekend with a strong performance at home. Celtic Moussa Dembele will miss the game through injury, and could miss next week’s crucial Champions League clash with Anderlecht. Nir Bitton will also miss Wednesday’s trip after picking up a knock in last week’s loss to PSG having also missed the win on Sunday. Motherwell The Steelmen have no fresh injuries going into the game. Cedric Kipre was red carded at the weekend in the League Cup final but will be free to face the league champions as his ban will carry over into next season.

Brendan Rodgers wants his Celtic players to draw upon their big-game mentality at Hampden and secure an unprecedented place in history. 'It is a mindset that has changed . To make history, Rodgers ' side must overcome Stephen Robinson's Motherwell .

Aaron Rodgers , who threw for two touchdowns Sunday at Minnesota, helps keep defenders at bay by changing snap counts.CreditAnn They have repaid his trust by committing only six false starts through Week 11, according to Pro Football Focus, tied for third fewest in the league.

The two sides met again on Wednesday night, where they played out a 1-1 draw with Scott Sinclair scoring a late penalty to clinch a point for the visitors, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Saturday’s game is at Celtic Park and Rodgers’ men will be hoping to extend their four-point lead at the top of the table.

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James Forrest pleased with "important" win over Hamilton .
Celtic winger James Forrest has revealed that Celtic’s win over Hamilton was “important” and has given the team their confidence back, according to a report on the Daily Mail. The Hoops went into the match after losing a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Hibernian. Forrest managed to get his name on the scoresheet as Celtic bounced back with a 3-1 win over Hamilton. “It was really important after Sunday that we got the three points and scored a few goals and to feel good about ourselves again.” “They came out and made it hard for us and once they scored, it was important we got back ahead again pretty quickly and we managed to do it, which was good.” Brendan Rodgers’ side have now gone 69 domestic matches without a loss and are now five points ahead of nearest challengers Rangers, with a game in hand. Celtic have a busy Christmas fixture schedule coming up with five matches to be played before the end of the year but Forrest believes that the squad has enough depth and quality to cope. “We have a strong squad and in every position and the manager knows he can rotate it. We have five games to go in December and we are just looking at the next game and feeling confident for that.” The 26-year-old Scottish winger expects manager Rodgers to rotate the squad adequately to ensure that no player is hit by fatigue or injuries during this busy period.

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