Steven Thompson believes that Celtic are too strong to be caught in this season’s SPFL title race.
The former St Mirren striker is the face of Saturday Sportscene, delivering highlights which usually start off with a burst of goals from Ange Postecoglou’s side.
In less than 18 months in charge the Australian has seen two Ibrox managers off the premises with the hunt now on for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor.
With 14 wins from 15 matches Celtic are in a very strong position but Postecoglou already has plans in place to add to his squad in January.
It makes for a very difficult time for the new manager at Ibrox, speaking to the BBC Scotland website about the situation at Ibrox, Thompson can’t see a way of denying Celtic their 11th title in 12 years:
The confidence drained from the players with each passing defeat, and that seeped into their domestic performances. There’s good players there, and there needs to be a collective effort now to raise levels and hunt Celtic down.
I can’t see that happening, regardless of who comes in. I believe this season Celtic will be too strong with a nine-point gap, and that’s why these next two transfer windows are so crucial.
Both clubs have four matches to play before the January 2 Glasgow derby at Ibrox with van Bronckhorst sacked without winning any of his four SPFL matches against Postecoglou.