Murdo MacLeod explains how Celtic can ensure any disappointment from mixed campaign is forgotten about in the future

The Hoops secured their fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title but received plenty of criticism along the way.

Celtic hero Murdo MacLeod has claimed that any disappointment from the Hoops' mixed campaign will be completely forgotten about if they go on to win 10 Scottish Premiership titles in a row, the Daily Record reports.

While Ronny Deila's men are 12 points clear at the top of the table and have secured their fifth consecutive league crown, they have faced lots of criticism throughout the campaign, having failed to impress in Europe while also falling in the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions.

And with the Norwegian's decision to leave at the end of the season perhaps providing an indication of how the side will ultimately reflect upon the campaign, it is safe to say that the fans will be expecting an improvement next term.

But MacLeod suggested that while the supporters have not been entirely happy by what they have seen this year, the difficulty of this season will be forgotten if they wrap up another five titles.

"It would be incredible if the club go on and get 10 in a row. It doesn't matter how you get there, the important thing is winning," he told the Record.

"If Celtic go beyond the nine then no one will be sitting back and saying that the fifth title wasn't won with enough style.

"It's all about beating what is in front of you. They are half way there now and can start counting down the way."

In many ways, the Bhoys' achievements this season are quite impressive. They have managed to run away with the title in the last few weeks despite not being anywhere near their best, which should warn those hoping to challenge them that they will still be extremely difficult to catch, even if they are well below par.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch