Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has urged the champions to push on, having gone top of the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side could only draw 0-0 at Livingston over the weekend, but it was enough to see them reach the summit, going ahead of Hearts on goal difference.

Bain kept a clean-sheet in the absence of Craig Gordon and he told Celtic’s official website that the intention is to remain top from this point on:

It was a difficult game, and I think the first ten minutes really set the tone for them.

They played balls into wide areas and balls up the pitch but I thought we handled it really well.

Now that we’re up to the top, we want to stay there. It’s good going into the international period. We get a little break and come back refreshed and ready to go again.

The standard we’ve set in the past few weeks has been exceptional. It’s obviously hard to keep that going and credit to the boys for managing to pull that off every week.

We wanted to get three points here today. It was a difficult surface and a difficult game, but we’re top of the league and we move on from there.

Celtic remain strong favourites to retain their title, having hurdled a tricky spell and slowly edged their way up the table.

They currently have a game in hand on Hearts and a two-point advantage over Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Confidence is high going into the international break, helped in part to Thursday’s excellent 2-1 win over RB Leipzig in the Europa League.