Rodgers eases title pressure

07 February 2019 10:07:48 UK

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has played down the effect of his side facing being under pressure in their bid to win an eighth consecutive Scottish league title.

The Bhoys are six points clear at the top of the table, having maintained their advantage thanks to a 2-0 win at home to Hibernian on Wednesday evening, which was their fifth successive SPFL victory.

We can only focus on ourselves.

Brendan Rodgers

And Rodgers is calm about the prospects for the coming weeks, with Rangers still hoping to overhaul their rivals to be crowned Scottish champions for the first time since 2011.

He told reporters: "I have always tried to get my team to play without pressure and you can see that now because they are playing well.

"People talk about pressure, but we didn't concede a goal, we played very well and, while there are items we can look at, we are just enjoying our football.

"We can only focus on ourselves. There is a perception created around a challenge for the title that it's tight, but all you can do is focus on our own performance and play good football.

"If we do that, then we know there is a good chance we'll win."

Celtic are 1/100 to win the SPFL title, with Rangers priced at 25/1, while the Bhoys are 4/7 to win the Scottish Cup for a third season in a row.

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