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‘TAKE A BOW, BRENDAN,’ McCOURT

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PADDY McCOURT has thanked Brendan Rodgers for transforming the ‘Boring Bhoys’.

The former Celtic winger reckoned the team were becoming dull during Ronny Deila’s two-year reign before his fellow-Irishman took over in May 2016.

McCourt applauded Rodgers for bringing back the entertainment in their surge towards history with the team only one win away from double trebles as they prepare for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell.

He said: “I’ve always watched Celtic, but, even though we were still winning the league, like many fans I thought it was getting a bit tedious.

“But the last couple of years I have really enjoyed watching them play again.

“The buzz is back and the most impressive thing is I could name five or six players who were struggling and looked on their way out, but they’ve all been transformed under Brendan into automatic first-team picks.

“Brendan has upped the quality and revived a few of the players. To be heading into their sixth trophy in two seasons is impressive.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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