MATCHWINNER James Forrest revealed Neil Lennon and Co hammered it into the Celtic players not to slip up at Hamilton this afternoon on the back of an excellent win at Ibrox a fortnight ago.
The Scotland international winger made the difference with the only goal of the game in the fourth minute at the FOY stadium.
The strike was set up after some incredible leading-up play and new Bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi had a key role to play with a pass in from the left which Forrest neatly tucked in at the near post.
The Hoops fans sat back and awaited the landslide, but it wasn’t to materialise and the nearest they got to a second goal came shortly after the interval when Forrest was again involved.
He cleverly cut inside beyond two despairing defenders to drag the ball onto his left foot before thumping a shot toward the top left-hand corner of the net.
Keeper Owain Fon Williams made an acrobatic leap across his line to get a slight touch to the ball to deflect it onto the underside of the crossbar and it was hastily cleared by a relieved Accies defence.
TOUCH AND GOAL…James Forrest gets in front of the Hamilton Accies defenders to steer in the game’s only strike.
Forrest, speaking to BT Sport, said: “It’s always difficult to come here and they always make it hard for you.
“The early goal set us up, but, unfortunately, we didn’t manage to get another. We played well defensively, though, and got another three points.
“Their keeper made a few saves and credit to them, even when we went one up they still made it difficult.
“We’re pleased with the three points and need to kick on from here.”
The champions went into the confrontation on the Accies’ dreaded plastic pitch with a 100 per cent Premiership record after four games and Forrest added: “The manager and his staff all week were making sure we were not going to drop points today.
“That would undo the good work from two weeks ago.
“We are now looking forward to the Rennes game on Thursday.”