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‘SCORELINE FLATTERS CELTIC’, McCANN

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DUNDEE’s Neil McCann has claimed that the scoreline in his side’s 4-0 defeat to Celtic in last night’s Betfred Cup quarter final was ‘flattering’ to Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The former Sky pundit would have had plenty to analyse after his side were swept aside by Celtic, who were barely troubled for the vast majority of the match.

“On the whole I can have no complaints about the result.”

The 43-year-old praised his side for their committed attempt to stand up to Celtic’s 65%  possession and work hard off the ball to cause the holders problems.

“I think it was a remarkable work rate by my players against a top-class Celtic side who didn’t rest too many for the Old Firm game.”

However, McCann had clearly misread the statistics as Celtic racked up 18 shots but the ex-Rangers player was quick to claim they didn’t deserve to score 4 against the ‘Dees.

“I think that is good respect to my side and indeed I don’t think it was a 4-0, I think that flatters Celtic.”

Celtic will go into tomorrow’s draw for the semi-final after Aberdeen face Motherwell, live on BT Sport, before visiting Ibrox at noon on Saturday. Meanwhile, McCann will prepare his side for a trip to Kilmarnock on Saturday at 3 o’clock.

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