Leigh Griffiths says Rodgers wants Celtic to improve at set-pieces

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

The Northern Irishman is targeting improvement in one particular area for the Scottish champions.


Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told the Daily Mail that manager Brendan Rodgers is trying to make them more effective from set pieces.

Rodgers took charge at the Scottish champions this summer after Ronny Deila departed at the end of last season.

He has been charged with improving the Hoops all over the pitch, with fans having become disillusioned with what was on offer under their former manager over the last two seasons.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the matchCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match

That work has already been evident as they have made a winning start to life under the Northern Irishman this season.

The work is on-going though and Griffiths has revealed that one area Rodgers is determined to see them improve in is when it comes to set pieces.

“Under this manager, his attention to detail is great,” he told the Daily Mail.

“He has pinpointed where we were weak last year and is trying to rectify that straight away. He wants set pieces to count. We didn’t do enough from them last year and he is trying to add that to our game.”

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

It now remains to be seen if that is one area that Celtic show drastic improvement in this season.

It is somewhat surprising to find that is where he wants them to improve; given his preferred playing style has not often been one to utilise set pieces in the past.

He seems determined to improve it with Celtic though and perhaps this hints at a change in his management style too.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

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