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Three things learned about Celtic v Aberdeen

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Celtic have certainly made their Christmas one to remember as they secured another three points with a 4-3 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday.

The Hoops went into this showdown hoping to retain their place at the summit of the Scottish Premiership, especially with a crucial encounter against bitter rivals Rangers on December 29.

Celtic registered a 3-0 victory against Dundee on Saturday, with Mikey Johnston being dropped to the bench and Scott Brown earning a recall.

Many Celtic players were not at their best on Wednesday, but fans no doubt appreciated Odsonne Edouard’s impact as a substitute.

This is FutbolĀ has rounded up three things learned about the Hoops:

Sinclair has turned a corner

Scott Sinclair has been rather poor in the last few matches which he has featured in, but it is safe to say that the 29-year-old really turned a corner against Aberdeen with a superb hat-trick against the Dons.

He looked like a completely different player all afternoon, and the fans will no doubt have their fingers crossed that he can maintain these high standards for the rest of the season. This is the Sinclair that the supporters all know and love – so hopefully it stays that way.

Rogic looked a shadow of himself and must be axed

Tom Rogic pretty much disappeared during this game. Where did he go? The 6ft 2in [Transfermarkt] player usually dazzles defences with his skill and trickery, but those atttributes were absolutely nowhere to be seen in this match – in fact, he was a liability.

This is rather concerning as Rogic is arguably one of the Hoops’ bes players, but unfortunately, he was just not at the races today – he needs to be axed as soon as possible based on this display.

Luckily for Brendan Rodgers, Australia have come calling, giving him an excuse to get rid for a while.

Edouard is fantastic from the bench

Odsonne Edouard has been a mixed bag this season, but he really turned up when he was asked to come on in the second half.

He was on the bench for the last game too, but it is safe to see what an impact he makes from the bench after he netted Celtic’s third. If he carries on playing like he did today, there is no doubt that Rodgers will consider him for a starting role more often.

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