Derek McInnes can’t help but admire Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic

As reported by The Daily Record, Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has lauded title winners Celtic, after the Hoops wrapped up their Scottish Premiership victory with eight games to spare.

What’s the story?

Aberdeen again look like they will be ‘best of the rest’ when it comes to Scottish football after a solid season has put them a massive ten points clear of Rangers in third. However, even a good campaign by their standards has been nowhere near the level Celtic have maintained, something that McInnes is quick to admit.

As quoted by The Daily Record, he said:

The consistency has been remarkable really. When a question has been asked of them – and it hasn’t been asked too often – they have found the answers and found a way to win. The points tally that they may well get will probably surpass the majority of title-winning teams there has been in their history. I think you can just admire the work that has been done.

High praise from the Dons boss then, who must know that miracles need to happen if they’re to challenge the Hoops next season. Scottish football faces the prospect of Celtic dominating the league for years to come with seemingly no team able to win games with the consistency that the champions have.

Aberdeen have other goals too of course and after losing out in the League Cup Final earlier this season will be hoping to go one step further and lift the Scottish Cup in May.

Eclipsing Rangers this season has been no mean feat either, considering the difference in budgets between the two sides and they’ll be looking to open as big a gap as possible over the Light Blues in the closing stages of the season.