Date: 30th October 2016 at 1:22pm
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Erik Sviatchenko is revelling in Celtic’s packed fixture programme.

The defender picked up the man-of-the-match award at Pittodrie as he completed a run of three matches- and three clean sheets- within seven days.

Sviatchenko has been happy to put his body on the line against Sevco, Ross County and Aberdeen and is looking forward to more of the same against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night.

 

Alongside Jozo Simunovic the former Midtjylland defender has now racked up five successive clean sheets.

With the team losing something of their goalscoring edge Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the way his side is developing.

Rodgers was upset by Celtic’s 2-2 draw at Inverness earlier in the season but week by week is pleased by the way his side is able to achieve results in different circumstances.

After yesterday’s win over Aberdeen Rodgers said: “It was a brilliant win for us in many aspects. I said to the players a few weeks ago, you have to learn to win 1-0 as you are never always going to score four, five or six goals. But if you have that spirit and collective mentality to fight, it gives you a great chance in any game.”

On Tuesday Rodgers will be looking for another clean sheet in Monchengladbach to extend Celtic’s hopes of competing in Europe after Christmas.