Former Celtic striker John Hartson believes the Hoops could have won by a greater margin in Sunday’s derby against Rangers at Ibrox, speaking on talkSPORT this week.

Neil Lennon’s side managed to pick up a 2-0 victory against the home side thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes.

However, we controlled large portions of the match and in the second half managed to create a number of decent chances.

Steven Gerrard’s team in contrast barely troubled goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Hartson believes the Ibrox side have a lot of work to do to mount a challenge on Celtic’s trophy dominance this season.

Speaking on talkSPORT on Monday, the pundit said: “It is going to take a stronger Rangers, for me, to stop Celtic. And that is me trying to take my Celtic hat off!

“Because yesterday, it could have been 3,4,5! They are still way behind Celtic in my opinion and there is a lot of work still to be done to catch the eight times in a row champions.

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“And that is my genuine opinion.”

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Will Celtic be out of sight again this season?

The early signs certainly suggest that Celtic will be tough to beat in the Scottish Premiership and domestic cups again this term.

One stumble against CFR Cluj aside, we’ve been pretty impressive on the whole.

Sitting three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after four wins from four has given us the foundation to go on and have a fantastic season.

We’re also through a round in the League Cup, despite a spirited attempt from Dunfermline to knock us out.

Rangers meanwhile have invested heavily into their squad, but are back to square one when it comes to competing against us in derbies.

We can’t become complacent and all the hard work is ahead, but right now things are looking good under Lennon.

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