Celtic notched up their 13th straight win in domestic competition against St Mirren yesterday. That period included two wins against Lazio and a meaningless defeat to Cluj in the Europa League. After losing to Livingston on 6 October, we were two points off the pace at the top of the table. Now we are two points clear and have the League Cup back for the fourth season in succession.
Celtic have played two games every week since July apart from international breaks, when most Celtic players are in action for their nations. Their return in this period has been nothing short of exceptional. Were it not for a rush of blood to the head by Ryan Christie in Livingston and some penalty blindness at Easter Road, the question right now would be “Can anyone take a point off Celtic this season?”
Work still needs to be done to ensure we enter the winter break top of the table, but this is a script Neil Lennon and his players know well. They deserve our trust.