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We now have the players to mount a creditable title challenge says David Potter

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A more than satisfactory game and result at Celtic Park yesterday, indicating the solid improvement shown by the team over the last month. Undeniably, although one can never say in October who is going to win the League title in May, we do now have the players to mount a creditable title challenge and all we have to do is keep winning games like yesterday’s.

Some people found the first half dull. It certainly was, as far as St Johnstone were concerned, but there was some good passing football played by Celtic, which deserved more in terms of goals than it got. The goal itself was a worthy start for what we hope will be many from Georgios Giakoumakis and was well received by the large and cheerful Celtic crowd who clearly feel that the corner has at last been turned.

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The second half was even more emphatically one way traffic with Celtic again unlucky not to get more goals. The penalty was a stonewaller and the incident involving Mr Kane deserved a red card even before he raised his hands. It was also sad to see our old pal Efe Ambrose (for whom some of us still have a residue of affection) getting himself involved in this, and it was also hard to imagine that this St Johnstone team had actually won two Cups last year. But then again, last season was a crazy one.

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Dare we now begin to hope that he now have a good back four? Tony Ralston has continued to improve, Cameron Carter-Vickers really looks a class act, Carl Starfelt’s detractors are diminishing by game and we are now spoilt for choice at left back. And in midfield we have Callum McGregor who is simply a great player and has the happy habit of appearing all over the pitch, thanks to his superb fitness. Rogic, Jota and Turnbull were up to their usual standard and the man that I was most impressed with was Mikey Johnston, who surely now deserves a full game. He was particularly unlucky to hit the post near the end.

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But once again, there is a buzz about the place. Difficult opposition awaits on Wednesday in Hibs who are a good side but have now lost their last two games and will have a point to make to their home supporters. There is also a disturbing lack of TV coverage for this game (it is available via Hibs TV on PPV priced at £14.99). After that, we have Livingston at home, and we owe them one. At the moment, it is all go at Celtic Park, and the team is flourishing.

David Potter

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