Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely pleased with the way his club managed to grind out a result against St Mirren in the latest round of the Scottish Premier league fixtures.
Celtic had the ability to stay top of the Scottish Premier league table with a win over St Mirren. The 2-0 win might sound flattering on Celtic, but it was a hard-fought victory for Neil Lennon and his men. After the match, the Celtic manager said that it is these kind of victories that will ultimately win you the title. As a result of this win, Celtic currently maintain their four-point advantage over Rangers.
The win for Celtic was even better because of the fact that Rangers could only draw against Aberdeen in their future. As a result, the four-point advantage over Rangers will provide Celtic with a substantial cushion as they head into the European round of fixtures for both clubs. Rangers have been having a stranglehold on the Scottish Premier league title in recent seasons, but this weekend would have provided Celtic with enough confidence that they can finally bring back the title from Ibrox this season. Ultimately, it was the strength in depth that helped Celtic win the match against St Mirren, as opposed to the draw Rangers suffered at the hands of Aberdeen.
“I think the players have a lot of pride in this run and want to maintain it for as long as they can. They showed great character. You aren’t always going to play scintillating football, there are times when you have to show character and resolve and they did that,” Celtic boss Neil Lennon said after the match. Both teams have played 24 games each, while Celtic have a slightly better goal difference than Rangers.