Celtic 'peaking at right time' in quest for league and cup double

The champions are three points ahead in the league and in the semi-final of the cup.

Mulgrew: Celtic peaking at right time in quest for league and cup double SNS Group

Charlie Mulgrew believes Celtic are peaking just at the right time as they look to finish the season on a high with a league and cup double.

The Hoops are aiming for their third title in a row, and their 12th from the last 13 seasons, as well hoping to win a record 42nd Scottish Cup.

Last season’s treble winners are currently three-points ahead at the top of the Premiership going into the last five games and have a Hampden semi-final coming up on Saturday.

Former player Mulgrew, who won five league titles and two Scottish Cups during a six-year stay at Parkhead, believes they have now put their mid-season woes behind them and backed them to finish strongly on both fronts.

He said: “Hatate looks like he’s peaking and coming good at the right time. They seem to have a settled team, especially with their midfield and two wingers.

“Callum McGregor, a massive player for them, is coming back fit at a great time and Carter-Vickers looks like he’s got over his injury problems. They’re in great form as well, so yeah, it’s fair to say they’re peaking at the right time.

“Rodgers has shown some great management qualities in terms of having the boys up for the games against Rangers. When they’ve been doubted he seems to have the lads responding.

“You can clearly see the lads are onside with him. When the manager or the team are maybe going through a tough spell and people are starting to question them they seem to respond every time.

“Celtic are looking strong at the right time and the credit has to go to the manager in how he gets his players to respond to tough times and when questions are asked.”

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