Former Celtic star and media personality Murdo MacLeod has told Celtic fans not to panic in the title race with so many points still to play for.
The Ex-Celt believes the bhoys didn’t do enough in their last two games to get all three points in either and must now show their desire to get back to the top of the league and it starts on Saturday against Ross County.
Celtic were flying high before their pre-international break stumbles and they’ve had plenty of time to stew over what’s gone on.
Speaking about the SPFL title race, Murdo believes it will be closer but Celtic fans should be patient.
“There is no need to panic as there is a long way to go in the title race.” Murdo told SunSport. “Celtic just have to go into every game now and try and win it one way or another.
“The last few games before the international break they have dropped five points to Hibs and Livingston.
“All of a sudden the team at the top of the table has changed and it is Celtic who are doing the chasing.
“They will have been thinking how have they not won the last two games and maybe things they could have been done differently.
“As a player you sit and think, did we do enough over the 90 minutes at Easter Road, and then again at Livingston, to get the result we wanted?
“If the answer is they didn’t, then they have to make sure they work harder in the next game against Ross County.
“The thing is at times like this you just have to pull the socks up, forget what has happened in the past and look to get back to winning ways.
“Rangers look as if they will be more consistent this season than last year. They struggled against the likes of Aberdeen, Livingston and Kilmarnock, and that cost them plenty of points.
“This year they have already beaten these sides, especially Aberdeen, who they beat easily at Ibrox.
“Rangers are a bigger threat this year than last year, so Celtic know they will have to do better.
“People seem to forget we are only eight games into the season and there is a huge amount of points to play for.”
Murdo has been more negative over the past few years and this is a welcome break from some of the rhetoric we get from some former players in the press. Nothing is won and lost in October – everyone must remember this.
Celtic have a good run of home games over the next five SPFL fixtures and should be trying to make home advantage count. Not only getting three points but getting among the goals.
The bhoys are back against Ross County this weekend and we can’t wait!