CELTIC assistant Chris Davies has warned Premiership rivals the Hoops are working harder in their efforts to widen the chasm between the champions and the rest.

Gaffer Brendan Rodgers has already admitted he is planning for the long-term with a vision for the club over the next five years.

After 28 domestic games this season, the Parkhead side are unbeaten, but Davies has revealed the meticulous extent of the preparatory effort that has gone on at Lennoxtown as the team have left the rest in their slipstream.

Celtic, zeroing in on a sixth successive title, are top of the table with a 25-point lead, a gap created by the fact they have drawn just one league game.

No.2 Davies said: “We’re still looking at ways we can improve. Brendan and I spoke about the Aberdeen game.

“Yes, we dominated and deserved to win, but how can we do more, how can we play better, how can we create more?

“We’re still looking for those advantages and still looking to improve how we’re playing and how we’re performing, no matter how many games we’ve won or anything like that.

“It’s a constant process of improvement, that’s what we’re looking for.

“We look back at every game and analyse it. Up here, you obviously play against teams more, four times a season, so we know more about them and we make changes to the game plan, little tweaks for each game.

“We always go through that process. I am sure that teams who are losing do it, but when we are winning it is exactly the same. How can we do better? You can always do something better and that is what we want to get into the culture.

“It is not just that we won the game, so you can sweep it under the carpet.”

Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele will be assessed this morning before a decision is taken over a return to first team action against St Johnstone at McDairmid Park tomorrow.

The French Under-21 striker has missed the wins over Hearts and Aberdeen with an ankle injury, but fellow-crocks Leigh Griffiths, Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong could be considered for Perth.

Davies added: “Moussa, Griff, Armstrong and Rogic have all joined in light training. Eboue is training, too, so that is positive.

“We will assess them over the next 24 hours to see where they are all at because they are at different stages.

“They have had different issues, so we will assess them and see where they are over the weekend.”

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