If you’re a bit like me, and like to see the good in everything, you may be scratching your head looking for any distinct positives from our Europa League exit to Copenhagen.

It was a galling night for Neil Lennon’s men at Celtic Park as we were ejected from the competition with no more than a whimper.

It was a very disappointing night

It was a very disappointing night (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But are there any positives to take from the news?

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Well, any darts fans will be able to watch the Premier League on a Thursday night from now on.

You also won’t have to fork out anymore money on heavily priced European tickets – until July at least.

But on the park, there may at least be one big advantage on offer for Lennon’s men in our pursuit of nine in-a-row.

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We're chasing nine in-a-row this season

We’re chasing nine in-a-row this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic can rest ahead of Ibrox clash

As we know, we currently enjoy a 12 point lead (albeit having played a game more) over Rangers.

We’ve got just ten fixtures remaining, with two of them against the Ibrox side. Given that we’ve only dropped eight points in 28 games so far this campaign, you would think they have to beat us twice to have any chance of toppling us.


We go to Ibrox on March 15th, and we’ll now have the luxury (if you want to call it that) of having a free midweek in the lead up to it.

That should mean our players are rested and ready for the big challenge – where we can finally put the title race to bed.

Jonny Hayes was the hero at Ibrox in September

Jonny Hayes was the hero at Ibrox in September (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In contrast, Rangers will face Bundesliga high-flyers Bayer Leverkusen just 60 hours or so prior to kick-off – albeit at home.

It’s probably not much consolation for the majority of you reading this. Last night hurt for sure.

But we have to soldier on and secure nine in-a-row as soon as possible.

If the Europa League has afforded us an advantage to do that, then it may not all be as bad as it seems.

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