Celtic romping clear at the top of the Premiership doesn’t seem to have gone down too well with former Rangers defender Graham Roberts.

Neil Lennon’s men went ten points clear at the league’s summit on Wednesday – after their 5-0 success over Hearts was coupled with the Ibrox side losing 2-1 at Kilmarnock.

The results capped off a glorious eight point swing in our favour since Christmas – with many feeling that the so called title race has run its course.


The Celtic huddle

The Celtic huddle (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

And speaking on Friday morning, Roberts admitted that the Ibrox side would have to beat us twice to stand any chance of stopping the nine.

“They can’t afford to lose another game now,” he said on talkSPORT. (11:11am, 14/02/2020)

“They’ve got to beat Celtic twice.

“Celtic were on a bit of a sticky patch just before they lost to Rangers. They’ve come back and what they do is steamroller teams.


“They don’t just go out on the pitch and win 1-0, they go 2, 3, 4, 5 and the momentum is there with them.

Celtic players celebrate at Tynecastle

Celtic players celebrate at Tynecastle (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“It’s a shame because I actually thought Rangers – the way they played against Celtic was brilliant, and I thought right, you’ve got to continue this on now but the winter break seems to have disrupted it and it’s a shame.”

Roberts knows that Celtic are on a different level

Not too many Celtic fans will agree with Roberts’ assertion that the last few weeks have been “a shame”.

Watching us surge clear of the mediocre Ibrox mob has been one of the most pleasing things over the past 12 months or so.

The only thing that would cap it off would be finishing the job and clinching the league with a bit of style.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After wanting (and perhaps needing) them to slip up after the winter break, we can now solely focus on ourselves and tally up the ten wins needed to secure another league title.

But with Rangers hosting in-form Livingston at a likely hushed Ibrox this weekend, the joy could rumble on a little further.

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