CELTIC have the opportunity to go into 2024 with an EIGHT-POINT advantage at the Premiership pinnacle.

The champions restored their five-point lead following the 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park which left Philippe Clement’s side five points adrift.

The Hoops’ nearest challengers hoped to cut that to two with a victory over Ross County at Ibrox this evening which would leave them with a game in hand before they travelled across the city for the 60,000 sell-out against Brendan Rodgers’ men on Saturday.

However, the scheduled fixture against the Highlanders was scrapped when there were fears about the safety of the Dingwall contingent during their journey to Glasgow, according to a report in the Daily Record.

A BIG HAND…Brendan Rodgers applauds his Celtic players after the 3-0 win in Dundee.

Derek Adams’ side only set off for Govan at lunchtime today, despite weather forecasts warning of travel chaos as storms continue to batter the country.

The A9 is snowbound and heavy rains has made travel difficult. Just over an hour after County set off, it was confirmed the match had been postponed with a new date to be announced in due course.

Scotland’s title kings, bidding for their twelfth championship in 13 years, now face an eight-point incentive as they prepare for the second derby of the campaign.

A spectacular volley from Kyogo Furuhashi gave the Hoops a well-earned triumph in Govan on September 3 and an action replay would see Celtic take on St Mirren in Paisley on Tuesday with a massive advantage as they look for another win before the three-week winter break.

Goals from Mikey Johnston (2) and Paulo Bernardo made certain there was no slip-up at Dens Park.


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