Derek McInnes: Celtic are not going to lose the league now


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has written off his side’s chances of winning the Scottish Premiership, despite closing the gap on league leaders Celtic to just five points.

The Dons secured a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday, but despite six games still to play he believes that his side cannot now catch the Glasgow side – who also have a game in hand.

Speaking after beating Kilmarnock, McInnes admitted: “Okay we have gained a couple of points on the two teams closest to us but Celtic are not going to lose the league now. They are very strong and have never showed any form that would suggest they will throw it away.

“We have been very good since the back end of October and are just delighted we have got to 68 points, the same tally as we had last season. To have reached that with six games to go is testament to how well and how hard the players have worked.

“We are getting better and stronger as we go along and getting further away from the rest. That pleases me no end.”

Do you agree with McInnes’ admission? Or is it all mind games from the Dons gaffer?


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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