Former Celtic midfielder Si Ferry reckons that the title race is over, as he also made an interesting claim about the two remaining derby matches of the season.

Neil Lennon’s men have a ten point lead at the top of the Premiership after notching seven successive wins at the start of 2020.

Rangers may still have a game in hand, and face us at Ibrox next month, but many reckon our recent form is proof that the league championship will be returning to Paradise yet again.

Neil Lennon with the Premiership trophy
Neil Lennon with the Premiership trophy (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ferry subscribes to that view after he was pushed for an answer by fellow former Celt Paul Slane on Open Goal’s Keeping the Ball on the Ground Podcast.

“I think it’s over,” he said.

“I canny see Celtic dropping that amount of points.

“Celtic don’t need to go and win these Celtic-Rangers games. They don’t need to go and chase the game.

Ferry while playing for Celtic
Ferry while playing for Celtic (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“They’ve got too much for Rangers.”

Ferry knows the experience Celtic have

Ferry’s view is likely to be shared by the majority of people reading this article.

We all know how resilient this Celtic team are. They have experience of winning trophies – something that is badly lacking across the city.

Ferry’s second point on the nature of the two remaining league derby matches is worth noting too.

Rangers will probably have to win both games to have any chance of dethroning us.

Celtic defended brilliantly at Ibrox
Celtic defended brilliantly at Ibrox (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

That means that they’ll be forced to throw everything at us on both occasions, while we can sit in and counter much like we did in our Ibrox win in September.

That is a facet of the upcoming clashes that can’t afford to be ignored. Nor will it be by Lennon and his backroom team.

We hold all the cards here. It’s up to them to try and stop us winning more silverware.

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