Ronny Deila responds when asked whether Celtic are now in control of title race

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The Hoops moved six points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Ronny Deila is refusing to get carried away regarding Celtic's title chances, despite the Hoops moving six points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, the Evening Times reports.

The Dons' 3-1 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Monday meant that the Bhoys had the opportunity to create significant daylight between the top two when they met the same opponent at Parkhead at the weekend. And while the 3-0 win over John Hughes' men saw them double the margin between themselves and Aberdeen, Deila was keen to play down their current advantage over their rivals.

"I don't feel anything. There is a long way to go," Deila told the Evening Times.

"We are in a good situation but if you start losing games it can be very even again.

"But if we keep winning games the others have to cope with that and if they do that it is going to be tough all the way."

The Norwegian's desire to not think too far ahead is understandable given that Derek McInnes' side moved level on points with the Hoops earlier in the month. And while Celtic still had a game in hand and a superior goal difference on that occasion, the fact that Aberdeen had recently won the top of the table clash between the pair suggested that it was they that had momentum on their side.

Nevertheless, the way that Celtic have responded since the defeat at Pittodrie - winning 2-0 against Ross County before Saturday's emphatic victory - as well as the way that Aberdeen fell to their first league defeat in 13 games last time out suggests that the momentum has now switched back in the Bhoys' favour.

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