Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his side’s energy levels in the 2-0 win over Patrick Thistle on Wednesday night, according to a report on Sky Sports.

The Scottish champions lost their first match in 69 competitive domestic fixtures last weekend as they fell to a shock 4-0 defeat against Hearts, but Rodgers was pleased with the way his side bounced back from the defeat.

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Goals from Stuart Armstrong and Kieran Tierney were enough to give Celtic all three points against Patrick Thistle and Rodgers believes that the high energy of his players was impressive.

It’s so tough for the players, what they’re asked to do. They’re virtually playing back-to-back seasons. It’s absolutely incredible the energy they’re putting into games. There are certain parts of the team where you need that energy and be dynamic and the players showed that this evening.

We created chances to get more goals but what was important for us was keeping a clean sheet. That was vital for us and I thought as a team we defended very well and counter pressed very well.

Celtic are five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and face third-placed Rangers in the Old Firm Derby on 30th December.

The Hoops will be hoping to make some additions to the squad in the January transfer window to strengthen the side as they look to compete in the UEFA Europa League.

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