Former Celtic goalkeeper Rab Douglas says Celtic have shown “the sign of champions” in recent weeks as they motor clear at the top of the Premiership.
When Neil Lennon’s men returned from the winter break they were just two points ahead of Rangers following a bruising derby defeat.
But in the six weeks since, we’ve increased that lead to ten points – and yet another league title looks like it could soon be in the offing.
And Douglas, who won three titles in his time at the club, reckons the Hoops could now go on a long unbeaten run, as he also took fire at the Gers.
“You would have assumed lessons would be learned from the year before,” he said about Steven Gerrard’s men in The Courier.
“The way in which Celtic have recognised this is the moment to put the foot down and accelerate away is the sign of champions.
“They have taken their game up a level while the opposite has happened at Ibrox.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if they now went on one of their long unbeaten runs.
“The return of Europa League football brings a different dynamic to the next few weeks but Celtic’s squad is the one you would expect to cope better with it.”
Could Celtic go the rest of the league season unbeaten?
The prospect of us not losing a league game between now and the end of the season may seem pretty far-fetched.
But is it really?
We’ve won seven straight league matches already this year – at tough venues like Fir Park, Rugby Park and Pittodrie – with only the latter coming by a single goal.
We face a pretty favourable run of fixtures at home over the next few months and there are only 11 games we’d have to navigate.
Take Sunday for example. All the variables were there for Aberdeen to beat us, and we still got the three points despite not being at our best.
This team has a resilience like few others in our recent history. Nothing would surprise you anymore.