Brendan Rodgers questions St Johnstone players after holding Celtic to another draw
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 18/02/18 8:49pm
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers claims St Johnstone players should be asked questions after ending a poor run of form with their second draw of the season at Parkhead.
Tommy Wright's side drew 1-1 at Celtic Park in August but had won only one of their previous eight games since beating Rangers at Ibrox in December - against Albion Rovers in the William Hill Scottish Cup - before they arrived in Glasgow to hold out for a goalless draw against a much-changed Hoops side.
Asked what problems the Perth club pose Celtic, the Northern Irishman, who described the result as "fair", said: "I think there is questions there for Tommy's players.
"Tommy's a fantastic manager but I am sure he walks away happy with a point but probably really frustrated.
"How can you win a game 3-1 at Ibrox on December 16, not win a game right the way through, apart from the Albion game then your next big result is away at Celtic?
"So I think the question goes with the St Johnstone players.
"Today you've seen them organised, committed, fighting, running - doing all of that. If they do that in every game they would probably win a lot more games.
"There was a lot of positives for us today in terms of players, it was Tom Rogic's first game in two months, we have to take opportunities at some point to play some of these guys, like Cristian Gamboa and Calvin Miller.
"Even if we had a full-strength side it would have still been difficult."
Wright, whose side finished the day one point behind eighth-placed Dundee, said: "We have had performances like that at other stadiums but not often enough.
"We are still unbeaten after playing them twice here and that performance should give the confidence to kick on for the rest of the season.
"We will not focus too much on the top six. We are looking to string some results together.
"It has been a difficult season for us, it is a stronger league and we have not dealt with injuries as well as we did in previous seasons."
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