Neil McCann has sent out an alarm call over Celtic’s build up to the Scottish Cup Final on June 3.
Two defeats and a draw since clinching the SPFL title at Tynecatle is un-Ange like form after the Premiership was secured in such confident style.
Across football there is a natural switch off once the title is clinched with Barcelona and Manchester City having set-backs immediately after securing league wins.
There does seem to be a different tone to the criticism that Celtic are taking with comparisons being made to across the city where Micky Beale’s side had string together three successive wins in dead-rubber matches until last night’s draw at home to Hearts.
Watching McCann on Sportscene last night, Football Scotland reports the former Dundee boss saying:
You can’t escape it. When Celtic are at full strength they’re just a brilliant side they’re champions for a reason.
But when those first name on the sheet type of guys drop out then you are expecting a squad of the strength of Celtic to go in there and take care of business and they haven’t.
They were quite open at times as well. It might not be a concern to Ange but I think it will be a concern for the fans, to say ‘look, the boys behind there need to be doing better’.
Celtic conclude their SPFL campaign with a trophy presentation at home to Aberdeen on Saturday before attention turns to the Scottish Cup and the chance to complete an eight domestic treble.