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Fisher: Unbeaten season 'big target' for Hoops

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture credit: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture credit: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture credit: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

DARNELL FISHER is aware of the growing interest among Celtic's opponents in bringing the Hoops' good run to an end.

The champions have gone 22 games without defeat in the Scottish Premiership since the start of the campaign and have not lost a goal in their last nine league matches as they stride towards another title.

The 19-year-old right-back, looking forward to the visit of Kilmarnock tonight following a convincing 4-0 win at Hibernian last Sunday, said: "As long as the run keeps going, it is going to get harder each game.

"It is a big target to go unbeaten and we have gone 22 games so far, so hopefully it can continue. We are not putting so much pressure on ourselves.

"Neil Lennon stresses that the league will take care of itself and that we need to keep unbeaten, keep winning games and keeping clean sheets."

Killie boss Allan Johnston is aware of the difficulty facing his side when they travel to the east end of Glasgow.

He said: "We know how hard it is going to be. It will be one of those games where everyone will need to be a nine out of 10 for us to get any sort of result.

"Hibs did well for most of the match on Sunday but switched off near the end and lost a few more goals that they didn't deserve to."

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Johnston announced the re-signing of Alexei Eremenko until the end of the season yesterday and, while the Finnish playmaker goes straight into the squad, he is unlikely to start.

Meanwhile, Celtic have complained to the Scottish Professional Football League after their home Scottish Premiership match against St Johnstone was rearranged with just over two weeks' notice. The runaway league leaders were due to host the Saints on Saturday, February 15, with a 3.0 kick-off.

However, the latest round of games selected for live television announced revealed that the match will now be played on Sunday, February 16 at 12.45.


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