Scott Brown came back from quarantine to declare that Celtic are “a fantastic team” and will fight for the title.
was among the 13 players who were in close contact with Christopher Jullien and had to self-isolate themselves.
Manager Neil Lennon and his assistant John Kennedy were also in quarantine and missed their side’s battle againstHibernian
which came down to draws, leavingCeltic
21 points adrift of the current Scottish Premiership titleholdersRangers
The veteran midfielder said: “
I am not here to get involved with protocols and stuff, I am here to talk about the game
When asked about Celtic winning the quadruple domestic treble, he added: “
I don’t think I can put my finger on it but we haven’t performed as well as we possibly could have.
“It has all been the same training, pretty much the same players as well, we have just not done as well as we possibly could have, as I said. But we are still there, we are still working extremely hard every day, whether it is at Lennoxtown or wherever we are and that’s what we do.
“We still believe that we are a fantastic team but we need to make sure we keep showing it in games.
“We are obviously not in the best position but we have got three games in hand, we need to make sure we win these games.
“We need to hit top form now and keep believing as well because we always have got the faith and that positivity.
“We know that we can keep winning games and that’s what we have to do to try and put the pressure on our rivals.”
He also commented on whether a 10ths title would be possible: “
I don’t see why not. We believe it is but we need to make sure we win every game and it starts tomorrow
The 35-year-old revealed his frustration while he had to watch his side draw the games against Hibs and Livi in isolation.
He said: “
Isolation was hard to be fair, seeing the lads playing and not everyone being able to help them out.
“But it’s what we had to do and we managed to do that, come back in. We have had a good couple of days training and now we are getting ready for the game against Livingston on Wednesday.”
Brown’s position in the midfield is not certain anymore, with Ivorian Ismaila Soro claiming it.
The former Hibernian player said: “
It is fine. Soro has done fantastic and he is a great lad.
“I have played 60 games for the last 14/15 seasons at this club and I have enjoyed every single moment of it.
“Soro has been fantastic, he has bid his time really well and since he came in, he has taken his chance.
“For me it is about trying to help Soro out as much as I can because he is still young, he is extremely keen, he is quick over the ground, and I am not as quick any more to be perfectly honest.
“I am here for the gaffer whenever he needs me. I am here for the lads, to help them in any way whatsoever.
“This football club is not about me, it is about putting the best team on the park whether it is Livingston at home or Rangers away, we need to concentrate on that and not worry about whether I am playing week in, week out.”