Rodgers seeking ‘synchronised’ Celtic side in clash with Motherwell

The league leaders can go eleven points clear if they beat Motherwell on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers seeking ‘synchronised’ Celtic side in clash with Motherwell SNS Group

Brendan Rodgers will look for his Celtic side to synchronise again following the international break when they host struggling Motherwell on Saturday.

The Premiership leaders hammered Aberdeen 6-0 at Parkhead in their last outing which made up for a defeat by the same result against Atletico Madrid in Spain in the Champions League just days earlier.

The Scottish champions are eight points ahead of Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the league having played a game more and get a chance to stretch that lead further at Celtic Park as the Ibrox men do not play until Sunday when they travel to Aberdeen.

Celtic will come up against Stuart Kettlewell’s struggling Motherwell side who, after a good start to the season, have lost seven and drawn two of their last nine league games and are two points off bottom side Livingston.

However, Rodgers is focused more on his side’s performance.

He said: “We had a really good game against them and Stuart is an excellent young coach who is developing a style there.

“When I see them play they are very well coached and they work very hard so, for us, we will give them that respect.

“We come back off an international break and we very quickly have to get the team synchronised again and start off where we left off in our last home game.

“But we will prepare for a tough game but our focus is working on how we want to.

“There has been a little bit of recovery, a little bit of rest, a little bit of work.

“Some of the players played in a testimonial game up in Dundee in the first week and have been preparing this week.

“We are really looking forward to getting started again.”

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