Celtic were leapfrogged by Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers this past weekend.
Rangers defender George Edmundson claimed on Sunday that he hadn’t even bothered to check Celtic’s result.
The Gers smashed Hamilton 5-0 at Ibrox to move top of the Scottish Premiership after Neil Lennon’s Bhoys had slipped up away at Livington, losing 2-0.
Edmundson revealed that he was only concentrating on Rangers’ results, admitting that he didn’t care enough about Celtic to check how they got on at The Tony Macaroni Arena.
But former Rangers hitman Gordon Dalziel isn’t buying it.
Dalziel, who spent four years at Ibrox once upon a time, believes that Steven Gerrard’s players looking out for Celtic results is par for the course in a title race.
He told Superscoreboard on Radio Clyde, while laughing: “Very interesting there that he said he didn’t know that Celtic had dropped points. I don’t want to come out and say he’s telling a few fibs there, but I think the majority [of Rangers players would have known]. That’s what happens [checking rivals’ results]. It’s the nature of the beast.
“The minute the final whistle’s gone you say, ‘Right, what was the score?’ and you go out there. Of course you’re concentrating on your own game, but it does give you a spring in your step if your greatest rivals had lost just before you.”
Rangers are two points clear of their bitter Old Firm rivals and it promises to be the most exciting Premiership title race for many years.
Celtic are only two league crowns away from an unprecedented 10-in-a-row after dominating Scottish football over the past eight years, including from when the light Blues returned to the top flight in 2016.