By Paddy Kenny

12th Feb, 2022 | 8:45pm

Kenny shares Celtic and Rangers title verdict after 'massive' development this week

Celtic proved they have the “grit” to win the Scottish Premiership during their win over Aberdeen on Wednesday.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Hoops’ latest win.

Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-2 on Wednesday (9 February) to maintain their lead at the top of the Premiership.

After taking a 2-0 lead, Dons brought it back to 2-2 before Celtic immediately regained the lead through Jota.

Kenny insists the Hoops’ attitude will serve them well in the title race and claims last year’s Celtic side would have gone on to lose the game.

“Conceding so it’s 2-2, you would then think the opposition is on the front foot,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ewan Kingsbury.

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“So when you turn it straight round and get another goal within a minute, it just shows they have that grit.

“Last season, they would have lost that. That’s the difference this season.

“Dropping those points right back to Rangers would have been a huge blow.

“So to go and score straight away just shows how far they have come and how the mentality has changed.

“Results like that will serve them well over the rest of the season.

“The confidence that will give them is massive as well.”

There was some controversy around Jota’s winner as replays appeared to show Liel Abada was offside.

Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett gave his view to this site on Friday (11 February).

In other news, pundit suggests some Celtic stars unhappy as Postecoglou plan revealed.