ANGE POSTECOGLOU is remaining calm about leading Celtic into pole position in the Premiership for the first time today.

A Hoops victory over Livingston at Parkhead this afternoon will see them go top with Rangers due to play Motherwell in a midday kick-off at Fir Park tomorrow.

The Greek-Australian gaffer is not getting overly-excited at the though – for the time being, anyhow.

Laidback Postecoglou said: “Do you get anything for that in October?”

The former international boss, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “Yeah, I mean it’s a good opportunity for us to continue our good form.

“Our performances have been pretty consistent and that has been backed up by the results, which obviously means we have moved up the table, which is great.

“Ultimately, the focus is about continuing that progress we have been making.

“Back at home we want to make sure our football is at the levels we need it to be. When it is we know we are good combination of players who can take it to any opposition.

“That is our aim against Livingston.”

Hamstring injury victim Tom Rogic will miss the visit of David Martindale’s team and will also sit out the Europa League Group G confrontation against Ferencvaros in Hungary and Dundee at Dens Park a week tomorrow.

A win over Livi will propel Celtic to the pinnacle by a point – for 24 hours, at least.

It will also give Postecoglou’s men revenge for their 1-0 setback in West Lothian last month when the home side took all three points with their only shot on target in 90 minutes.



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