Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson is hoping that his former club are able to maintain their slender lead at the top of the table until May.
Yesterday’s 3-1 win against Livingston moved the Hoops three points clear of archrivals Rangers heading into the final eight fixtures. Hartson said that he was in a similar position back in 2005 and it is important that Ange Postecoglou’s men don’t lose their heads:
“You can look at Rangers this season being nine points clear at one point – what’s happened? They’ll be asking questions. It can happen. Like what happened back then (in 2005). I’m sure the manager will make sure that doesn’t happen and Celtic continue to push on.
“There’s eight cup finals left in terms of the league. That’s the way the club and the manager will be looking at things. It would be another incredible achievement. Now they’ve got their foot on the gas.”
The events of Helicopter Sunday won’t be forgotten by any Celtic supporter and you can be sure that every fan will be focused on getting this team over the line in the coming weeks.
In terms of the final three fixtures before the split, the Hoops have the derby at Ibrox sandwiched between two home matches against Ross County and St Johnstone.
If Postecoglou’s side can come through those games unscathed, with a lead at the top of the table, you would make them odds-on for the title.