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‘WE CAN BEAT ANYONE ANYWHERE,’ BAIN

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SCOTT BAIN has revealed Celtic are determined to wrap up a quickfire eighth successive title.

The champions are preparing for a visit to Easter Road on Sunday where they could have the opportunity to seal yet another crown against a Hibs team that took three points off them in Edinburgh before the turn of the year.

Brendan Rodgers was in charge that afternoon and had been outwitted by Neil Lennon who guided his side to a 2-0 triumph.

Bain was on the substitutes’ bench on that occasion with Craig Gordon in charge of the gloves, but the former Dundee No.1 played in the 2-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final victory at the same venue in February.

It was Lennon’s second game in charge following Rodgers’ sharp exit to Leicester City and goals from James Forrest and skipper Scott Brown made certain the team’s charge towards a phenomenal treble treble remained on track.

Bain hopes to be celebrating a triumph – and a possible title success – at the weekend and, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “The team is full of confidence.

“We have an unbelievable clean-sheet record as we’ve conceded only three goals since we’ve been back. We can hopefully go on to this next game and get a step closer to getting the title.

“Our focus now is solely on wrapping up the league and after that we can start thinking about the Cup Final.

“It’s always a tough game against Hibs at Easter Road, but we showed in the Scottish Cup game there that we can get the job done. We have players of great quality.

“Jamesy had a great finish at Easter Road the last time we played.

“If we can play to our ability, then we believe we can beat anyone anywhere.”

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