Sky Sports commentator Davie Provan believes the title for Celtic is just about in the bag as he stuck the boot into Gerrard’s men for their 2020 capitulation.
The bhoys have gone from strength to strength since the winter break after their defeat to The Rangers while they have stuttered and spluttered.
Losing two games from a winning position already this year, things look bleak for Steven Gerrard just over a month after everything was looking rosy.
You won’t here Neil Lennon say anything about the title right now but as a pundit, Provan can say what he likes and he’s seen this story before. Provan believes lessons weren’t learned last season by the Ibrox ensemble and they’re paying the price now against a Celtic side high on confidence.
“On full-time at Rugby Park, Gerrard had the look of a man who knew their latest capitulation was beyond repair. He’s been around long enough to know the party is over.” pROVAN WROTE IN HIS SUNSPORT COLUMN.
“You can bet when he screamed into the camera after Gers’ derby win, he didn’t see this coming. He must have felt lessons had been learned from last year.
“Yet in the 45 days since that win, Rangers have managed to blow it.
“Ignore the usual suspects still trying to make a case for Rangers. One look at the numbers tells you the title is already in Lennon’s hip pocket
“On current form, they will be relishing next month’s trip to Ibrox.
“The nearest Celts came to a crisis was dropping five points from consecutive games against Hibs and Livingston.
“And if the last Old Firm game was a blow, their response has been blistering.”
Celtic have their destiny in their own hands as they come into the final stretch. The bhoys have already scored more goals this term than they did in the entirety of the last campaign. More points, better European performances and a league cup in the bag.
They have been relentless and that’s where Provan will be sourcing his confidence from with regards to the destination of the title.
Neil Lennon will know he’s in a great place but one defeat or dropped points brings unwelcome hysteria so they need to keep going.