Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that the Parkhead side are not looking over their shoulder as they focus on maintaining their lead at the top of the table. A 2-0 win over Hibs last night enabled Celtic to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the table, with Rangers also taking all three points at Pittodrie.

Despite what is going on elsewhere, Rodgers has vowed that Celtic won't be distracted by anyone breathing down their neck.

“I have always tried to get my team to play without pressure and you can see that now because they’re playing well," said Rodgers, who have team have not lost a goal since the turn of the year. "People talk about pressure but we didn’t concede a goal, we played very well and while there are items we can look at, we are just enjoying our football.

“We can only focus on ourselves. There is a perception created around a challenge for the title and that it’s tight but all you can do is focus on our own performance and not get too emotional about it, and play good football.

“If we do that then we know there is a good chance we’ll win. What’s fundamentally good is that the team is defending well, that has always been key for us, to press the game and make others make mistakes.

“The goalkeeper shouldn’t have a lot to do if we are pressing and then we can go out, create and score goals. The team are doing that at the moment.”

Meanwhile, Rodgers has revealed that Emilio Izaguirre's injury is not as bad as initially thought at first glance last night. The Honduran was stretchered off after a late challenge from Darnell Johnson but while Rodgers was scathing of the challenge, he was relived that Izaguirre should not be sidelined for any significant time.

"It was a clumsy challenge," he said. "At best it was clumsy, because he was over on the ball.

"I think it scared Emilio a little bit, because he’s had issues with broken ankles before. But the medical team are telling me they think he’s got away with it.

"He’s a little bit sore but he will be OK in a few days.

"It wasn’t a good challenge at all." Odsonne Edouard is expected to be back for the Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone on Sunday with Rodgers also welcoming the return of Dedryck Boyata last night.

"Olivier Ntcham will hopefully be back towards the weekend, having been training all week," said the Celtic manager. "It was brilliant to have Dedryck on there tonight. We asked him to give us 60-70 minutes, he did that and was unfortunate not to score.

"So that’s a plus after having him out for so long. Hopefully Odsonne Edouard will be OK by the weekend.

"James Forrest, the scan was clear. So, again, we just need to monitor the tightness. Whether he will be available for the weekend or not, I would think he’ll definitely be available for Valencia. We’ll assess it over the coming days." Vakoun Issouf Bayo was denied a debut last night as Izaguirre went off, with Rodgers offering some sympathy for the player who was signed in the January transfer window.

"Yeah, he’s desperate to play," said Rodgers. "He’s been training well.

"But sometimes that’s how it works. I’m sure he’ll get in fairly soon."