CELTIC’S 4-1 victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill last night was their ninth successive Premiership triumph and they remain unbeaten after 14 games as they head for their sixth title in a row.
Goals from Stuart Armstrong (2), Leigh Griffiths and Callum McGregor helped Brendan Rodgers’ side to the win that meant they have beaten every Scottish top level team in this campaign.
Now the champions are preparing for the visit of Hamilton Accies to the east end of Glasgow on Tuesday and comeback Bhoy Griffiths, who claimed his tenth strike of the term against the Jags, insisted they are ready to make Parkhead a fortress again after allowing their guard to slip under Ronny Deila.
He said: “It’s going to be hard for teams to stop us. I’m not saying someone won’t, but we take it game by game and now look to Tuesday’s game on our home pitch.
“We want to make it count. Teams will come to Celtic Park fearing the worst and that’s what we wanted at the start of the season.
“Last season, teams were coming to Celtic Park thinking they could get a decent result, but now teams will be scared about coming to Parkhead with the way we are playing. We need to keep doing the exact same things.”
Griffiths has had an injury-disrupted campaign and has also suffered from illness, but reminded Rodgers of his worth with a fine display in front of 7,609 fans at Firhill.
Moussa Dembele dropped to the bench after going off the boil in recent weeks – his last goal from open play was at Ross County on October 26 – but the Scotland international insisted he has no complaints about sitting on the subs’ bench.
He added: “I’ve been itching to play for the last few weeks. It’s been frustrating to be injured and watching Moussa score.
“When I’ve got in I’ve tried to pour myself into the team and try to get that starting berth. Against Thistle, I got handed the jersey and did myself no harm.
“I was also pleased with my assists for Stuart. I don’t think it’s about scoring, it’s about my all-round play. I need to try and do what Moussa has done over the last few weeks.
“I did that against Thistle and we will see what happens on Tuesday. It has been frustrating from the moment I got injured and I’ve also been unwell. I feel 100 per cent fit and I have to get going.”
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