FORMER Old Firm striker Kenny Miller insists Celtic are favourites to win the Premiership title and make it nine in a row.

The veteran Partick Thistle frontman reckons Neil Lennon’s men are on course to see off the challenge of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and once again rule Scotland.

Miller, who won a league medal at the Hoops in 2007 and three during his spells at Ibrox, just cannot see the Parkhead side being derailed, especially after their 4-0 hammering of Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.

The former Scotland international, in a report in the Daily Record, said: “I would definitely say they are favourites and rightly so.

“When Celtic click into gear, they can do that to anybody.

“We have seen it domestically for a number of years now and even in European games – they can hurt very, very good European teams when they click into gear.”

Asked if James Forrest is the best wide player in the country. Miller answered: “I think over the last three or four years he has definitely developed into that.

“He has gone from a young player with lots of potential to actually realising that potential. Not only that, but he has added some real numbers to his game – his assists, his goals have been untouchable really over the last couple of seasons.

“So, for me, he is the most dangerous and productive player in that position in the country at the moment.”

The good news for Celtic fans is that the winger is about to agree an extension to his contract that will see the 28-year-old international end his playing days at Parkhead where he has been a first team squad performer for 10 years.

The Hoops and Gers go back on points-collecting duty again tomorrow night when St Mirren visit Parkhead and Gerrard’s men travel to Dingwall to face Ross County, who were hammered 6-0 by the champions a couple of weekends ago.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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