As the games are ticked off every week, so Celtic move closer to the unbeaten record.

At one stage it seemed so far away to be fanciful but at this stage of the season it is tantalisingly close.

I don’t think that it will have any bearing whatsoever on the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday but it might feature a bit more prominently in the minds of the players next weekend when they meet again on league duty at Ibrox.

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As players, their focus has got to be on the game that lies ahead but the closer something like that gets then the more it does play on your mind. I think you could see it last week up at Dingwall.

There was a feeling with the way and the manner in which the game ended that they had lost the match instead of just having drawn it and I think that comes down to an appreciation of just how close it is.

In saying that, I think the manager is grounded enough to ensure that the focus and concentration stays on the game ahead.

This is a massive week for the club as they look to close in on what would be only their fourth domestic treble in their history – although it would be a massive danger to assume that it was home and dry if they get past Rangers.

Even if they do win Sunday’s game, I wouldn’t for a second write off whoever would potentially wait in the final.