Brendan Rodgers and Stuart Armstrong pick up SPFL monthly awards
By Charlotte Bates
Last Updated: 10/01/17 2:31pm
Brendan Rodgers has been named the Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month for December, while the in-form Stuart Armstrong has been handed the Player of the Month award.
The Hoops played nine games in December - eight in the league and one Champions League group-stage match - and remain unbeaten.
Rodgers' side won all eight of their league fixtures last month, scoring 19 goals and conceding just seven.
While Stuart Armstrong netted five goals in the eight league matches, the first of them coming in the 4-3 win over Motherwell.
He scored a double in the 4-1 victory at Firhill against Partick Thistle, and was also on target against Hamilton on Christmas Eve and Ross County four days later.
The club is only two matches away from equalling the 50-year-old Lisbon Lions 26-match unbeaten domestic start.
David Macdonald of Ladbrokes said: "With the form of Stuart Armstrong and the rest of the Bhoys, a domestic clean sweep could be very much on the cards under the leadership of manager of the month Brendan Rodgers."
Celtic finished 2016 with a 2-1 victory over Rangers at Ibrox on Hogmanay, taking them 19 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and are currently at a training camp in Dubai during the winter break.