Ain’t no stopping us now

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon feels the champions will be difficult to stop this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side continued their unbeaten start to the domestic campaign on Sunday by setting up a Betfred Cup final meeting against Aberdeen on November 27 with a narrow but dominant victory over Rangers at Hampden.

The Hoops are looking to at least maintain their four-point lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership when they face Ross County in Dingwall on Wednesday and they have played fewer games than their rivals.

With 34 goals in 11 league and cup ties, Celtic are looking a formidable force in Scotland.

Gordon said: “We can be (dominant) when we’re on our game but it’s up to us to keep that intensity level up high, and if we do that then we have the skill set in the team to blow teams away at times.

“We’ve got goals from all over the park and if we can continue to do that then we’re going to take a lot of stopping.”

Celtic’s form has prompted talk of a potential treble, although not inside the squad or management team.

Rodgers’ predecessor, Ronny Deila, explicitly made it a target in his first season but a controversial Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Inverness scuppered his chances of emulating Jock Stein and Martin O’Neill.

Gordon said: “It’s difficult. It’s not been done very often.

“We have got ourselves to one cup final. The other competition has not even started yet so that’s one for the future. But we have got ourselves to one cup final and that’s the next thing to look forward to.”

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