‘Celtic are miles ahead of everyone in this league,’ Jim Goodwin

ST MIRREN manager Jim Goodwin watch Celtic thrash his side 5-0 yesterday and reckons that the Champions-Elect never even needed to move up the gears in securing the points that takes them 16 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Goodwin reckons that Celtic are in a class of their own but reckons that his St Mirren side can take points off the Rangers when the sides meet in a couple weeks. Ouch! With Hamilton and Hearts showing the way the bottom six sides clearly smell blood when it comes to the Govanites and Ross County will be thinking the exact same thing this afternoon.

No-one it seems fears the Rangers.

“Celtic are miles ahead of everyone in this league,” Goodwin said to the Media, as reported by Glasgow Times, after his team’s 5-0 thrashing at Paradise yesterday afternoon.

“It’s quite scary really, they probably never got out of second gear and still put five past us.

“We have to take it on the chin, but we can’t allow it to hurt us too much. We are proud people and we will analyse and look at what we can do better.

“Celtic have played 16 games here in the league and won 15, with Rangers the only team to beat them.

“They put four, five, six or seven past teams all the time at Parkhead and we’re on the receiving end of a sore one this afternoon.

“But these games against the (big Glasgow sides) won’t define our season.

“We’ve got Hearts on Wednesday night, then Hearts and Ross County. We’ve got Rangers at home which we believe we can potentially pick something up in,” the St Mirren boss continued.

“There was an element of picking a team today with a view to Wednesday night. We set up in a manner to give us the best chance of picking up something from the game. But I’d be lying if I said Wednesday night wasn’t more important.

“We go into every game trying to win it, but we knew how difficult it would be here.

“We are all a little bit gutted about how it went. If you get anything at Parkhead when they are in this form it’s huge bonus but the way we defended for some of the goals made it more difficult.”

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