Brendan Rodgers offers instant reaction to Calvin Miller's performance on Celtic debut

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic beat Partick Thistle 1-0 this evening - and Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for debutant Calvin Miller.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed teenager Calvin Miller after he made his debut for the club in this evening's 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.

The Bhoys were looking to make it 16 wins from 17 league games this season as Partick Thistle arrived at Celtic Park – and Rodgers' men claimed yet another victory.

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Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

It was a narrow win for Celtic, as winger Scott Sinclair grabbed the only goal of the game in the 16th minute, handing the Bhoys a 1-0 victory ahead of the Christmas period.

Celtic now lie 14 points ahead of Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, and still have a game in hand on Mark Warburton's men, with the title race already looking like it's over.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

With the Christmas period coming up, Rodgers decided to rotate some of his side, and he even handed a debut to teenage prospect Calvin Miller.

Miller, 18, has been coming through the ranks with Celtic, but whilst he has predominantly been playing as a forward, Rodgers decided to deploy him at left back against Partick Thistle.

Miller played 63 minutes on his debut before being substituted in favour of veteran left back Emilio Izaguirre, and manager Rodgers spoke about the youngster's performance after the final whistle.

Speaking to the Celtic official Twitter account, Rodgers admitted he was delighted with Miller's display, stating that he was a 'big positive' for the Bhoys given how well he performed out of position.

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