DUNDEE defender Cammy Kerr looked back at the Celtic defeat to extract the positives before his club prepare to take on Aberdeen on Friday evening.
The hard-working full-back said: “I thought it was a good performance, especially the second-half.
“The longer the game went on, I felt it looked as if we were going to sneak something.
“Celtic had a spell when they kind of took control of the game and that is going to happen when you play these teams because they are quality.
“But I think we put a lot of pressure on them in the end. So, while we were obviously disappointed with the result, we could take a lot of confidence from the way we played.
“They did change their shape near the end and they did take the ball into the corner when there was a few minutes left on the clock.
“It’s not very often you see a Celtic team do that, so we should be encouraged.
“They took off a striker and put on another centre-half and that shows the intensity we were playing with and that we were fighting right to the end to take something from the game.
“I think we matched them for long periods. It was hard when they went into a two-goal lead because they sat on the game and they have the players who can do that.
“But we came back and they had to work.”
With four games to go until the league splits, Kerr added: “We are looking at the top six and feel we probably need three wins from the next four to get there.
“The league is so tight we can’t ignore what’s below us and, if we don’t make the top six, we want to get the wins we need to be safe as quickly as possible.
“We believe we can because we’ve shown what we are capable of even losing to Celtic and when we’ve won games like when Rangers came here.”
If Dundee beat Aberdeen on Friday evening Celtic will be crowned Champions of Scotland for the sixth successive season without having to kick a ball.
The 1400 Celtic fans with tickets for Tynecastle on Sunday will be guaranteed a title winning celebration.