Craig Gordon has revealed to STV Celtic’s key advantage in their title race with Rangers will be their ability to handle the pressure of the run in.
Celtic currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership on goal difference, with Rangers sitting in a close second.
With Aberdeen and Kilmarnock both also in the mix, Celtic are facing their toughest title fight for a number of years. However, Gordon believes that this situation is nothing new for him and his teammates and that the Hoops will be able to handle the pressure.
You are right, it is very condensed, for everybody else that is quite exciting.
I think it brings the pressure to everybody.
There is a lot to play for a number of teams, all the clubs will be under pressure.
Being at Celtic, we are used to that having being up there for a considerable period of time.
I can only see that benefiting us, to go into the second half of the season with the knowledge we can compete and get the job done.
Celtic have been run close in the league but have also managed to secure the League Cup and qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Despite this success however, Gordon still believes Celtic can improve throughout the second half of the season.
You can look at that two ways.
We have still achieved what we wanted to achieve when we set out at the start.
To get to this point top of the league, still in Europe and having won the League Cup, on paper we couldn’t have done any more than that really.
We are happy with that but want to continue to improve and put in a good showing during the second half of the season.