RICHIE FORAN reckons Celtic can go through the rest of the Premiership season unbeaten if they maintain the standard they displayed in the 3-0 win over his Inverness Caley Thistle team at Parkhead yesterday.

Second-half goals from Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths and Tom Rogic eased Brendan Rodgers’ side to three points as they zero in on their sixth successive crown.

Foran admitted: “We never expressed ourselves. We had opportunities to go on the counter and we never believed in ourselves.

“I’m a little bit disappointed in their performance, but maybe even one of our better performances might not have been good enough against Celtic on this occasion.

“They dominated the game and maybe Brendan has created that fear factor here and credit to him.”

The Highlanders had Greg Tansey sent off after picking up his second yellow card following a clattering challenge on Callum McGregor in the lead-up to the Hoops’ second goal, scored by Griffiths’ in the 63rd minute.

Foran had no complaints about his player’s dismissal, but he had a gripe about referee Crawford Allan allowing Griffiths to get away with what he believed was a foul on Liam Polworth and Jozo Simunovic’s tackle on substitute Jake Mulraney late in the game

He said: “We don’t want to see any players getting booked. It’s a man’s game, but there was a nasty enough tackle on Liam Polworth right at the dug-out from behind.

“Liam’s going to leave on crutches and looks like a bad injury at the moment.

“Near the end, we’ve got Jake in on a two-versus-one and he skips past two or three of their players and he gets taken down when he’s in on goal and it’s just a free-kick.

“As I say, I’m not one for getting players booked, but we just want referees to be fair with us.”


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