CELTIC step onto the Scottish Cup tightrope against Championship side Morton at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.

And Ange Postecoglou’s players are aware there is no safety net in sight.

The champions are nine points ahead in the race for their second successive Premiership crown after just one setback in this campaign.

The Hoops also have a Viaplay League Cup Final against Michael Beale’s Ibrox outfit to look forward to when they defend their trophy at Hampden on Sunday February 26.

UP FOR THE CUP…Carl Starfelt heads clear from Kilmarnock’s Kyle Lafferty in Celic’s 2-0 win in the Viaplay semi-final last weekend. 

Defender Carl Starfelt, who was one of Postecoglou’s first buys for the club in July 2021, insists the current squad possess the strength-in-depth and quality to go all the way and complete the domestic clean sweep.

The Swedish international centre-back said: “We have a really strong squad and a lot of competition for places.

“I really feel we are in a good place to fight for all competitions. We have a lot to play for in the league, so we need to be at it in every game. There is no time to relax. The competition makes it evermore the case as you need to be at it in training.

“It’s a good thing. I don’t feel like we need extra motivation. We are ambitious and we want to develop as a team. We need to be at it all the time.”

TREBLE YELL…Carl Starfelt joins in the celebrations with Alexandro Bernabei and Daizen Maeda after the Japanese striker’s opening goal at Hampden.

The Scottish Cup has proved to be a banana skin over the many years with hopes of the giants reduced to rubble after an unexpected collapse against minnows.

Starfelt, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “It’s the Cup and you only have one chance. If you have been in football for a while you know anything can happen.

“It doesn’t really matter what league you come from. You really need to be focused and if you relax even 10 percent then anything can happen. That will be the message we get before the games and all of the players know it.

“I hope – no, I know – there is no risk of complacency.”

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