CHRIS SUTTON believes Celtic have no excuses as they toil in the SPFL early in the season.
The former Celtic has been having his say on the dip in form which the Englishman says has been happening since January this year.
Celtic are double treble champions but that does not save Rodgers from criticism and after Celtic’s accounts were published last week – the money that’s going out in wages to the performances on the pitch doesn’t match up.
Celtic’s £59million wage bill is a massive talking point when the clubs who are going toe to toe with the bhoys right now aren’t paying out anywhere near that to be competitive with the bhoys.
Speaking to the Daily Record about Celtic’s dip, Sutton thinks Rodgers must find a way.
“Football isn’t played on a balance sheet but Celtic have a squad which is taking £59million a year out of the club. That’s what Brendan has at his disposal and, with his coaching skills, he can devise ways to get things done.
“The squad Celtic have should be blowing Premiership teams away. Instead, they’re labouring.
“They didn’t deserve to beat St Mirren or Killie, they scored once against Hamilton. Apart from Rangers, they’ve played one of the so-called bigger sides, Hearts, and lost. In 16 games this season, I’ve been impressed for 90 minutes against Rangers and a second-half against Rosenborg in the Champions League qualifier.