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Deila: What Celtic need to put the title race to bed

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has suggested what the side need to put one hand on the Scottish Premiership trophy.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times what he feels the side need to effectively put the title race to bed.

The Bhoys secured another win against Dundee United over the weekend to maintain a five point lead over Aberdeen in second place.

If the club win their game in hand, they’ll be eight points clear at the top of the table and that could be a gap which is too big for Aberdeen to claw back.

“There is still a title race. If we can win three or four more games and still be eight points clear, it is going to be very tough for Aberdeen to bring us back,” he said.

“Still it is possible, and we are going to play a lot of matches when we come back after the international break.”

Celtic are on course for a domestic treble and Deila will want to wrap things up in the league as quickly as possible.

If the side can create a big gap quickly, the pressure is all on Aberdeen to make back the points and the Bhoys just need to take care of results and the title will follow.

Where things will get a bit twitchy is if Celtic start playing poorly and start to drop points after the international break.

It’s encouraging that he’s taking nothing for granted and Celtic should be strong once the domestic action returns.

The break allows Deila to freshen things up, thinking about tactics and he can also work with the players who aren’t away representing their countries.

They can then go hard when the games return in a couple of weeks to make life a bit easier in the last few weeks of the season.

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