John Hartson begins Celtic title count down after Sky Sports gig

By John McGinley

February 16, 2020

Former Celtic striker John Hartson declared it ’11 games to go’ for the Hoops after today’s important win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, taking to Twitter to share his impressions of Neil Lennon’s team.

The Bhoys have indeed now played 27 league matches this season and are now moving into the final stretch of games that will determine whether a ninth consecutive title will be lifted by captain Scott Brown.

Finishing the weekend ten points ahead of Rangers, at one stage today our lead was stretched to 13, with Steven Gerrard’s team scraping by Livingston at Ibrox in a hastily re-scheduled Ibrox encounter this afternoon.

Hartson was left impressed by the internal and mental attributes of Lennon’s side, taking time after his stint as a pundit on Sky Sports this afternoon to dish out some heavy praise.

He said on Twitter: “Character, resilience, spirit, fabulous 3 points.. 11 games to go..”

Curiously, Sky Sports opted to go with a different punditry team from their usual Kris Commons and Kris Boyd combination, deciding instead to give the gig to fan favourite Hartson and completely non-controversial James McFadden.

It’s fair to suggest they were probably looking to avoid headlines after ‘translate-gate’.

Celtic also took part in media duties with the broadcaster despite not co-operating with them at recent press conferences prior to matches against Hamilton and Hearts.

While there was a softening of that stance off the pitch, on the pitch Lennon’s outfit are as hard as ever.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson / (Photo by Chris Lee/Getty Images)

Hartson knows what it takes to win league titles at the club and he clearly thinks the Hoops are well on their way to securing a famous and historic triumph come May.

Hopefully, we can continue our march in as relentless fashion as we have shown in recent times.

With European football about to re-commence it’s a critical stage of the season in every competition.

It couldn’t be more exciting.