Video: The training drill that will lead Celtic to the treble?

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No goals, no shots, just close-quarter possession.

Celtic's first-team squad were busy training on Thursday afternoon after returning from the international break - with the Scottish Premiership due to resume for them on Friday night.

The Bhoys travel to St Mirren five points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand and will no doubt hope for plain sailing from now on in the league, with a Scottish Cup semi-final and possible final to also contend.

To make things flow as well as possible, though, it's been typically hard-working in nature from the Celtic players in training - no doubt much to boss Ronny Deila's liking.

And, as can be seen in the second half of the video above, a prominent feature in training was a possession-based drill which involved players simply trying to keep the ball within a confined area.

Two teams fought for possession and there were no shots, goals or penalty boxes.

It's far from a brand new, revolutionary training regime but, judging by the close control some of Celtic's stars were able to display, it's certainly doing the first team some good.

As a first domestic treble since 2001 potentially nears, could these kinds of training drills be the difference between crossing the line and falling just short of it?

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