Strikes from Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths and an own-goal from Danny Devine ensured Celtic were relatively comfortable victors, with Miles Storey’s first-half equaliser ultimately proving to be a mere consolation.
The result means Celtic are now seven points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, and it goes a little way to easing the disappointment felt by Bhoys players and fans alike after their Europa League elimination last week.
Recent addition Carlton Cole came off the bench shortly after the hour-mark and he had a hand in Celtic’s third goal, and after the match Deila was asked if the former West Ham United striker could play effectively up front with the prolific Griffiths.
“We have to be able to play different ways,” the Celtic boss told Sky Sports.
“We played them (Griffiths and Cole) today a little bit and it was not easy to see so much because we didn’t really control the game with the ball. We need to have more pressure on the ball to see if it’s successful.”
Next up for Celtic is a match against Hamilton before they play their final Europa League group match against Fenerbahce knowing they are already out of the competition.