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Celtic's Anthony Stokes. Picture credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire.

Celtic's Anthony Stokes. Picture credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire.

Celtic's Anthony Stokes. Picture credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire.

CELTIC striker Anthony Stokes insists their Scottish Premiership form should not be underestimated despite the one-sided nature of the title race.

Celtic wrapped up their third consecutive title with seven games to spare when they beat Partick Thistle 5-1 at Firhill on Wednesday. The victory was their 19th in 20 league games and left them with an unassailable 26-point lead over Aberdeen.

And Stokes feels their achievement is still impressive despite the absence of Rangers from the top flight.

"It's massive," the Irishman said. "It's never easy winning games week in, week out, the gaffer tells us that before every game. We can only beat what's in front of us and at the same time keep trying to improve.

"At the end of the day, we have won the league. As the gaffer says, we are just here to impress ourselves and the fans and do the best we can."

MCGREGOR OUT FOR SEASON

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to be ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering kidney damage in his side's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday.

McGregor is recovering in the high dependency unit of a London hospital where he is expected to spend at least another week.

The Scot was controversially sent off after a clash with Mohamed Diame in the first half of the Premier League clash.

Hull boss Steve Bruce said: "I went to see Allan yesterday and the kid is still in a lot of pain.

"Overnight the observations have been better but it certainly looks like he is going to miss the rest of the season.

"Allan is as brave as they come but he has taken a horrible knock to his kidneys and badly damaged one of them."

Former Newcastle veteran Steve Harper is set to deputise for McGregor for Saturday's trip to Stoke, while Eldin Jakupovic has been recalled from his loan spell at Leyton Orient to provide cover.


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