Soccer Football - Scotland Training - Oriam, Edinburgh, Britain - September 3, 2018 Scotland assistant coach Peter Grant during training Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant has admitted that he believes the league title is now his old teams trophy to lose with the position they find themselves in.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrate winning the Scottish Premiership with the trophy and his staff Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

Ange Postecoglou’s side headed into the winter break with a nine point advantage at the top of the SPFL Premiership after a 2-1 victory over Ross County last weekend with goals coming from David Turnbull and Sead Haksabanovic.

The period of gruelling fixtures the Hoops came through domestically unscathed is testament to the team and the manager with there being constant rotation to keep players fresh and cope with the games.


Postecoglou set about bolstering his squad during the summer window which is one of the key reasons why Grant thinks that Celtic are in a much stronger position than their Glasgow counterparts.

The Scottish champions have been able to cope with injuries with Callum McGregor missing a huge chunk of fixtures but it hasn’t stopped them as they continue to be relentless and thrive under pressure.

That character and willingness to never give up and always go to the very end of games is why Grant believes his old side have wrapped up the league for a second season in a row.

Appearing on his usual day on Go Radio, when asked if the title race was over he said: “Yes. Yeah.

“I just think that Celtic have got the players in the squad. I said it at the start of the season and that’s what I go on.

“If Celtic get injuries, they can deal with it. Rangers have proven that when they have injuries, they can’t deal with it and that’s the difference.”


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