Date: 20th March 2017 at 7:46am
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Stuart Armstrong has revealed how Brendan Rodgers has rescued his Celtic career.

The former Dundee United midfielder seemed to be slipping out the picture as he struggled to make an impact on the left side of the Celtic midfield.

When Rodgers took charge of Celtic he held a discussion with Armstrong who expressed his wish to play in the central midfield alongside Scott Brown.

Callum McGregor and Nir Bitton got the first chance at that role with Armstrong getting a look in replacing Tom Rogic as a substitute.

Yesterday the former Dundee United midfielder headed in his 12th goal of the season as Celtic won at Dens Park to move just three points away from lifting the title.

“At the start of the season I was in and out,” Armstrong recalled in the Evening Times. “I had targets and goals to work for in training and bringing that into the game.

“Moving inside to a central midfield position has been a huge benefit for me. It is more natural. It is where I feel that I am best. It is a combination of things but there is no doubting the influence the gaffer has had.”

He added: “I think I am a little bit older now and a little bit more experienced, especially with the Champions League experience and the pressures of that and accepting the pressures of winning every week with Celtic and being happy with that.

“So it has definitely been a learning season this season. I am probably in the best position I have been in in terms of experience in terms of my career.”

Armstrong will spend this week with the Scotland squad preparing for matches with Canada and Slovenia before turning his attention to the trip to Tynecastle and the chance to clinch his third SPFL winners medal.