Celtic manager Gordon Strachan gave his misfiring strikers a kick up the backside after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Motherwell put Rangers back in the driving seat in the race for the Scottish title. The Gers are now clear of their Glasgow rivals on goal difference after Motherwell defender Paul Quinn cancelled out Scott McDonald's first half opener at Fir Park. Celtic, with Aiden McGeady again on the bench, had chances to win the game, but once again their strikers were found wanting. Strachan said, "It was nothing like a fair result. Absolutely not. One team got one shot on goal after us having so many chances and playing so well on a pitch that is not conducive to rugby, never mind football. "We played some good football and made far more chances than them. We have won 3-1 and 4-2 here in the past and not made as many chances as we did. "If you go through the team - Hinkel was excellent. Nakamura was magnificent. Brown was excellent and I think Gary Caldwell was voted man of the match. "The center halves didn't have a problem and Artur Boruc didn't have a save to make. Scott McDonald scored and to get all that and say it was a fair result, I don't know where you are coming from. "I asked my players to make chances and we did that, and played when we could play. At the moment we can't score goals from the chances we are making, it's as simple as that. "The title will be decided by the team who scores more goals. We are not scoring as many goals this season and because Rangers are scoring more, they are top on goal difference. "Two goals in three games from Scott isn't bad but the rest of the team will have to join in. Until we get that right, it's going to be a scrap for us. "All we can do is keep making chances and dominating games as we did and it's up to people to finish." Strachan also claimed that his players lack nothing in their enthusiasm, only in their finishing. "We are hungry enough, no one can point the finger at the players' drive and effort," he said. "That hungry squad has picked up three championships and a couple of trophies in the last three years and got to the last 16 of the Champions League twice. "So it is very hard to question that hunger against Motherwell, it was the finishing that was in question." Celtic are to enter their second team in the Scottish Third Division next season after the reserve team was scrapped.
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