One of Celtic's players has been speaking ahead of the next step in a potential treble for the club.
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has explained why it will be so difficult for his side to win the treble this season.
In comments published by the club’s official Twitter account, the Republic of Ireland international explained the difficulties facing his side despite the fact that they are currently six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and the final of the Scottish League Cup.
“The treble is on the cards and you need to try and win the trophies,” the Celtic man said. “A difficult ask, just look at Dundee United the other day.
“They showed great character. When you get so close to winning a trophy, teams dig deeper.”
Stokes was referring to the Scottish Cup quarter-final draw between Celtic and Dundee United that means a replay must be played later this month.
For now the two sides are conducting their own mini battle for trophies and Stokes highlighted the key problem any side chasing a treble will face.
Their opponents will always up their game the closer they get to their own success, meaning Celtic will need to be at their best week in, week out between now and the end of the season.
If they are, manager Ronny Deila could be celebrating quite a campaign, but United have already shown they will not be beaten without a fight.
AS: "The treble is on the cards and you need to try and win the trophies. A difficult ask, just look at Dundee United the other day." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 11, 2015
AS: "They showed great character. When you get so close to winning a trophy, teams dig deeper - just need to focus on ourselves." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 11, 2015