Hibernian sit joint bottom of the SPL, above Dunfermline only on goal difference, but they have collected seven of their 19 points in the last four games and have not lost a goal in almost a month. For all Hibs poor early season form, they were the last team to take a point from the league leaders. No Celtic fan will need to be reminded that one of the 12 points Hibs earned in their first 21 league games of the season was won in a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park. You suspect Neil Lennon will often use the word “complacency” in pre-match team-talks before playing bottom of the table teams, but no one in the Celtic team will need to hear this word today.
Come rain, hail or shine; win, draw or defeat, Celtic fans will stream into Easter Road today determined to have a party, but yesterday’s Kilmarnock will at Ibrox demonstrates how footballers don’t always read the script.
Three points today will be a huge achievement for Celtic.
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