Celtic not guaranteed SECOND spot behind Rangers in Premiership as form dips, says ex-Hoops ace Kris Commons

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Kris Commons claims Celtic are in such poor form they may not even finish SECOND this season.

The former midfielder has watched his old club stutter and falter this campaign, sitting 20 points behind Rangers at the top of the Premiership. They have drawn their previous two matches in the league against Livingston and Hibs.

With another of Commons’ former clubs, Hibs, breathing down their necks with just five points the difference, the retired playmaker has warned that if Celts do not improve their recent form, they could be staring down the barrel of a disastrous season. Albeit at the moment they have three games in hand over their rivals either side.

Commons also took aim at the club over their Dubai debacle where Christopher Jullien tested positive for Covid-19 and 13 other players were also forced into self-isolation as close contacts, as well as manager Neil Lennon and John Kennedy.

“One of the few saving graces for Celtic fans would be if Rangers don’t break the record points tally for the season,” Commons told the Daily Mail. “Whether they do or not, despite drawing at Motherwell yesterday, there’s no question that Rangers have improved and have enjoyed a proper season.

“There’s not much you can do about that from Celtic’s point of view.

“But it’s this excuse of a title challenge from a team that was supposedly going for ten in a row that really sticks in the throat of fans.”Losing the title they all wanted would have been tough had it gone to the wire but there would have been a certain degree of acceptance had that happened.

“But the league is gone in mid-January. You could not completely discount the possibility of Celtic failing to finish second.

“When you are capable of losing at home to Ross County and have drawn against Hibs and Livingston, games in hand don’t mean that much.

“Even with 13 players missing on Saturday, there was still a good side out there that should have been demolishing Livingston even if they are on a great run of form. This is Celtic at Celtic Park against Livingston. There are no excuses.

“The fact there was no recognised striker is entirely Celtic’s own fault. Why on earth, at the very least, wasn’t the squad put into two bubbles for Dubai, with the four strikers split two and two? That would have been common sense. There’s just not a lot of that being applied to any situation in there right now.”

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