Ross County defeated Celtic 1-0 and now the Hoops sit 18 points behind league leaders Rangers; even though Celtic could reduce the gap to 13 in the next two games, Rangers would have the chance to finish their lengthy search for a big trophy live on Sky Sports at our park’ on March 21, this cannot happen.
After the possibility of Rangers clinching the title at Parkhead improved, Scott Brown is declining to look past the immediate potential for Celtic to come back from their current loss.
This season, a second loss by Ross County left Celtic 18 points clear of the Scottish Premiership leaders with eight remaining matches.
If the difference continues as it is, and even if Celtic reduce the lead to 13 in the next two games, on March 21, Rangers will have the chance to end their long search for their very first major trophy at Celtic Park.
The previous weekend, Rangers could even clinch the title and arrive at Celtic Park as newly-crowned champions if the gap was greater.
On Saturday, before meeting Dundee United at Tannadice, Celtic next host Aberdeen, while Rangers have Livingston and St Mirren to compete before heading for the Glasgow Derby.
Scott Brown stated:
“We take it one game at a time. We look forward to playing next week and have got to focus on that game and make sure we are ready.
“The gaffer has got to make sure he has got the best team out there possible and we have got to make sure we get a result and get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.
“That’s what this club is all about and this season has not been great for us, to be perfectly honest, and that performance probably does sum up our season – played not too bad throughout the 90 minutes and lose 1-0.”
As soon as the possibility of Rangers winning the title at Celtic Park was discussed, the midfielder quickly ended the interview.
Apart from planning his own exit which many fans are hoping that Neil Lennon does, the current Celtic manager must now ensure that Rangers do not win the league at Celtic Park.
After already negatively impacting his own legacy with the Hoops supporters that situation would ultimately end his relationship with the vast majority of the hoops fanbase, it’s quite sad how this will end.