CRAIG GORDON is refusing to get carried away with all the talk of a domestic treble as good as being in the bag at Celtic.

The Hoops cruised to a 3-0 Berfred Cup Final win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park to capture the club’s 100th trophy and the first for Brendan Rodgers since he took over from Ronny Deila in the summer.

They are now clear favourites to make it six successive Premiership titles and will face Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup in January.

However, the 33-year-old Scotland international keeper dautioned: “We have a few league games coming up now that we need to concentrate on.

“The second Cup competition hasn’t even started. So, we will concentrate on the league for the next few weeks and we will keep putting points on the board and making it difficult for people to catch us

“It’s a long way away. Everybody else will be starting to talk about that, but we have a lot of games between now and the end of December, so that’s the next thing to concentrate on.”

Gordon has not conceded a goal to Scottish opposition since Steven MacLean netted for St Johnstone in the Parkhead side’s 4-2 win in Perth on August 20 – a remarkable run of 14 hours and 16 minutes.

The shotstopper credited his team-mates for the side’s domestic solidity. He said: “It’s been going well since I have been back in the team, especially in Scotland where we have not lost a goal since I came back into the team.

“That’s not just down to me, that’s everybody, the guys in front of me right throughout the park, people putting people under pressure and stopping teams creating chances.

“It looks good for us guys at the back, but it’s a team effort.

“There’s still work to be done, we still want to keep improving. We never want to stand still and think we are where we want to be.

“There are always ways to improve and we will be looking to do that for the remainder of the season.”

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