John Collins: This is the only way I see Celtic being defeated
By Danny Wright
John Collins believes that Celtic’s historic unbeaten run against Scottish sides can only come to an end if they are reduced to 10 men.
The Hoops extended their unbeaten domestic streak to 63 games on Saturday with an emphatic 4-0 hammering of St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park to break their own British record set 100 years ago.
Brendan Rodgers is yet to see his Bhoys side lose to a Scottish side since he took charge of the club last summer.
They won the Scottish treble last season and already look as though they could run away with all the honours again this time out.
Celtic’s historic streak must come to an end at some point, but ex-Parkhead player Collins believes that it will be the Hoops who will have to contribute to their own demise with someone getting sent off.
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“I’m going to make a statement here but the only way I can see Celtic getting beat is if they get a red card,” he said on Sky Sports’ post-match coverage on Saturday afternoon.
Rodgers’ side moved four points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership table with their win over St Johnstone, but Derek McInnes’ side have a chance to close the gap back down to one point later in the day at Hamilton.
The Hoops will now have a two week break before they return to action against Ross County on November 18 before what is bound to be a difficult game against Paris Saint-Germain in France.
In other Celtic news, fans on Twitter claimed that this player ‘struggled’ against St Johnstone.