Brendan Rodgers advocates deleting the plastic pitches in Scottish Premiership

Brendan Rodgers has called on the local and central government to make plastic places a thing of the past in the top of Scottish football.

The Celtic boss takes on his own form against Livingston on Sunday – currently one of the three synthetic surfaces in the division.

Rodgers accepts that the West Lothian club, together with people like Kilmarnock and Hamilton, have good economic reasons to play on plastic.

Brendan Rodgers has called on the government to scrap the plastic fields in the Scottish top flight

Brendan Rodgers has called on the government to scrap the plastic fields in the Scottish top flight

Insisting that the image of the Premiership is not favored by a quarter of its clubs that are currently in favor of grass, but Rodgers believes that there is a broader responsibility to ensure that clubs are not forced to stick with astroturf purely for monetary purposes. reasons.

"I have always said that for me the Premiership is the flagship of Scottish football and that there are no astroturf fields in it. Simply so, "explained Rodgers.

& # 39; If this is the flagship competition, what it is, we should not have it.

I also think that the teams they have probably also need some help. Of course they have to generate money, that's why they do it.

But let's see if the government, as councils, can help the teams who have somewhere else to find an artificial field and that the big stadiums are grass.

& # 39; We try to promote a level and a standard. Whether we like it or not, that makes your flagship competition here in Scotland not the best standard.

Celtic face Livingston on Sunday - currently one of the three synthetic surfaces in the division

Celtic face Livingston on Sunday - currently one of the three synthetic surfaces in the division

Celtic face Livingston on Sunday – currently one of the three synthetic surfaces in the division

I respect and understand all other things that belong to the community clubs. It is not only their fault. They need help. So can we, in football and in government, help the teams? & # 39;

The SPFL are currently stalled in talks with broadcasters about the next TV deal that will run from 2020 onwards.

Worried that the image of the game does not favor a high percentage of plastic parks, Rodgers would like to see those who balance their books by laying them down elsewhere.

& # 39; There are plenty of teams, Motherwell, Dundee, Partick Thistle when they were there, St Johnstone, with fantastic pitches, & # 39; he added.

St Johnstone has a nice lawn and just outside of it they have an astroturf field to earn the money from the community.

  Rodgers accepts that the West Lothian club has good economic reasons for playing on plastic

  Rodgers accepts that the West Lothian club has good economic reasons for playing on plastic

Rodgers accepts that the West Lothian club has good economic reasons for playing on plastic

& # 39; If they have to train and work there, they do that too. So we have to promote a standard because it radiates the world. & # 39;

Not sure if he will risk Filip Benkovic at the Tony Macaroni Arena, Rodgers added: "I just think it's standards, you know. I am not so sure of the injury. You get injuries on good pitches.

I think it's about standards and the quality of games for supporters. I have never seen a good game on an astroturf field. I'm sure we will not see the best game in the weekend. But we have to find three points. & # 39;

Celtic went for the back of an epic victory over RB Leipzig on Thursday, which kept their hopes for progress in the Europa League alive.

Celtic enters the league clash on the back of an epic victory at RB Leipzig on Thursday

Celtic enters the league clash on the back of an epic victory at RB Leipzig on Thursday

Celtic enters the league clash on the back of an epic victory at RB Leipzig on Thursday

Now on six points with the Germans, they have to get the points from Leipzig better out of the remaining two games to get the last 32.

Although it has already accumulated 12 points, Salzburg still needs one extra point against Leipzig in Austria on the night that Celtic travels to Trondheim to be absolutely certain of progress.

Convinced that he had no concerns that Red Bull's bet in the two clubs would affect the outcome of that match, Rodgers said: "No. I would never question its integrity. Both teams are proud.

& # 39; You saw it in the first game. Both teams want to win. Salzburg is a very good side. They have shown this against Leipzig and in their match on Thursday evening. Both teams want to win that.

& # 39; The group is a very difficult group. You can see the level of the two teams that are there plus Rosenborg. So it will be a fight hopefully all the way to the end for us. & # 39;

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