Celtic hero points at Brendan Rodgers amid failures

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Celtic have struggled throughout the course of the season. That was the case at the start of the campaign as well, when they were getting consistent results. Unfortunately, things have gotten shaky resultswise over the past few months and that has allowed the Rangers to take a lead in the Scottish Premiership title race.

A few months earlier, the Ibrox team looked like having no chance and the Hoops were flying towards the league title. That is how concerning Celtic's recent form has been.

A lot of the fingers have been pointed towards the board and the lack of ambition that the club have shown in recent transfer windows. The summer recruitment was disappointing and they went on to repeat the same mistakes in January.

This looks like a team that has completely run out of ideas and is lacking any sort of inspiration. And Chris Sutton appears to believe that Brendan Rodgers has to take responsibility as well.

Celtic hero points at Rodgers amid failures

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, Sutton stated on Sky Sports:

"Celtic have been bang average all season. I know Brendan was talking about the recent form and winning eight of the last nine.

“The wins have papered over the cracks, really. Performances haven’t been there. Celtic aren’t kidding anyone – they aren’t a good team this season.

“Everyone talks about stuff about the board and signings and this moment being a long time in the making. But Brendan Rodgers has to take responsibility. I can’t think of one player this season at Celtic who he has improved and that’s on the manager."

Sutton further went on to add about Celtic's current situation and the brand of football they are playing:

"The brand of football they are playing is slow and predictable. There isn’t a fear factor at this moment in time. Teams fancy getting a result against them, so the Kilmarnock result wasn’t a great surprise to anyone and that’s it."

To be very honest, Rodgers does deserve his fair share of criticism here. Jota and Carl Starfelt might have left in the summer but other than that, he had a team full of treble winners on his hands.

Yes, there have been a lot of injury problems too, but that was the case during Ange Postecoglou's first season at the club as well. While the Australian managed to improve the team over time back then, the Hoops have gotten worse as this campaign has progressed.

The fact of the matter is that Rodgers is not getting the best out of the options that he has. Other than Matt O'Riley and Liam Scales, one could argue that every other Celtic player has had a worse season this time around when compared to the previous one. It looks like the Northern Irishman is not the great fit that most thought he was when the appointment was made in the summer.