Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon responds to Derek McInnes' admission that Aberdeen are in the Scottish Premiership title race

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Ronny Deila's side are just one point clear of the Dons heading into the final part of the season.

Craig Gordon has dismissed the suggestion that Derek McInnes' recent admission that Aberdeen are in the Scottish Premiership title race has had any impact on Celtic's squad, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Dons' victory over Partick last Tuesday saw them move to within one point of the Hoops and prompted their manager to finally admit that there is a race on for the league crown. 

But after Ronny Deila's men also defeated Partick, Gordon insisted that McInnes' evaluation of the division has not changed things and suddenly seen the pressure ramped up on the title holders as their performance against Alan Archibald's side on Saturday proved.

"In my mind they've always been in it, so whether they now admit it or not doesn't make any difference to the job we need to do," he told The Scottish Sun.

"We have to concentrate on ourselves, get out there and get the points on the board.

"And if them saying what they have puts more pressure on us then it didn't show, because we went out and played really well."

With Aberdeen also picking up three points at the weekend, the two teams head into the final couple of months of the campaign with just one point between them. And while Celtic have a game in hand over their nearest challengers, it is Aberdeen that perhaps have slightly more momentum heading into the final games before the split. 

The Dons have won their last three league games, so know that if they can maintain that form right until the two sides play each other again, it could have major implications for where the trophy will be heading. 

However, if Celtic can continue to ignore any pressure being applied then their experience of getting over the line and winning competitions means that they should still be favourites to clinch the title. 

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