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Record-breaker Brendan is quick to hail his Celtic players

By Ronnie Esplin

Celtic's 1-0 home win over Hamilton set a record for Brendan Rodgers but the Hoops boss quickly passed the praise on to his players.

Leigh Griffiths' strike after 36 minutes gave the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders a deserved victory and confirmed the best domestic start by a new Parkhead manager, who is unbeaten in 19 games in Scotland.

The champions moved 11 points clear of Rangers with two games in hand but Rodgers, who has already won the Betfred Cup in his first season in charge, was keen to play down his part.

The Carnlough native said: "It is very nice, it is a great mark of the players' concentration, how relentless they have been to keep going. You need many qualities to keep winning but the biggest one is that drive, determination and hunger and we show that in bucket loads."

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