Player ratings: Celtic 0-0 St Johnstone (H)

Top Bhoy Callum McGregor

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has questioned the desire of St Johnstone's players after they drew at Celtic Park for the second time this season.

Three days after an excellent 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie, the Hoops were involved in a frustrating stalemate against dogged opposition at Parkhead.

"I think there are questions there for Tommy's players", said Rodgers. He's fantastic manager and I am sure he walks away happy with a point, but he's probably really frustrated. How can you win a game at Ibrox 3-1 on December 16 and then not win again right through apart from the Albion Rovers up game?

And McManus, who thinks the game against St. Johnstone showed that Celtic are lacking in squad strength, is of the opinion that the Hoops missed the services of Scott Brown the most on Sunday.

But with a promising young manager at the helm, and an improving squad blend of exciting talents and proven experience, this is the strongest Rangers have looked since their demotion to the fourth tier six years ago. Browny is available and Mika was precautionary but should be fine.


However, the revamped Celtic team failed to beat Tommy Wright's men at Paradise as the Scottish champions dropped two points at home.

"Today you've seen them organised, committed, fighting, running - doing all of that. If they [were committed] in every single match they would win a lot more games". "But that's the expectancy when you are a Celtic player - everyone will come and fight to make it hard for you".

St Johnstone keeper Alan Mannus makes a save.

"We are still unbeaten after playing them (Celtic) twice here and that performance should give the confidence to kick on for the rest of the season".

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