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  • Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wants his side to be more clinical in front of goal 
  • Rodgers has called on them to show a lethal display against Hamilton on Sunday
  • A victory would see them move to within three points of a seventh title in a row 

Brian Marjoribanks For The Scottish Daily Mail

Brendan Rodgers has called on Celtic to rediscover their killer touch in front of goal on Sunday and move closer to another Premiership title.

Of the four domestic goalless draws in Rodgers’ two seasons at Parkhead, three have come in the last eight matches against St Johnstone, Motherwell and Dundee.

Last season Celtic scored a record-breaking 106 goals but, with six games left, the champions-elect have scored 62 times this term by comparison.

Brendan Rodgers has called on Celtic to rediscover their killer touch in front of goal

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The Scottish champions could move to within one match of sealing a seventh successive title if they win at Hamilton on Sunday.

And Rodgers would like to see his front players rise to the occasion.

‘We have to be more clinical, there’s no doubt. It’s something we need to do better,’ Rodgers said.

‘When you have 20 plus attempts on goal and don’t score, like we did against Dundee, you can’t blame anyone else.

‘We had a couple of opportunities early on and if we had taken them it’s a different game. But the longer you don’t score the more difficult it gets.

‘I’m not worried, though. We have scored a number of goals this year.

‘The measure is last year, when we broke all kinds of records, but we always have the desire to be the best and score more.’

The artificial pitch at the Superseal Stadium is likely to stop Rodgers starting Leigh Griffiths and others ahead of the Scottish Cup semi final showdown with Rangers at Hampden seven days later.

Celtic have only scored 62 times this season, in comparison to a record-breaking 106 last term

Celtic have only scored 62 times this season, in comparison to a record-breaking 106 last term

Celtic have only scored 62 times this season, in comparison to a record-breaking 106 last term

‘The surface does come into my thinking, unfortunately, because there are players who can suffer on it.

‘We’ve got players returning with calf issues, like Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths.

‘I’ll go over it with the medical staff but we have to think about the risk with next week in mind.’

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