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Celtic boss hails form Bhoys


TONY MOWBRAY today warned SPL leaders Celtic side not to get carried away with their three-game winning streak and said: We can still get better.

Mowbray was pleased to see his side leapfrog Old Firm rivals Rangers back into top spot in the league with a win over Aberdeen on Saturday. The impressive 3-0 victory at Parkhead came hard on the heels of triumphs at home over St Mirren and Hapoel Tel Aviv.

And it looks like the Hoops, who suffered some disappoint­ing results early in the campaign, might have turned the

corner under their new manager. However, Mowbray, who is set to strengthen his squad further with South Korean wonder-kid Ki Sung-Yong this week, is urging caution.

His side is just two points ahead of both Rangers – who have their abandoned game against Dundee United at Tannadice in hand – and Hibs in the league. He said: “I saw some good performanc­es against Aberdeen on Saturday but, as a manager, you are always looking for more and that is certainly still the case.

“We are going to continue to work hard, I am going to keep trying to get the best out of my players and keep them believing in what we are doing.

“We have enjoyed a few good results, but we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground as we have difficult games coming up against Motherwell and Hearts.

“It is a long, hard season and there a lot of points to be played for. There will be tough spells during the rest of the season and we need to keep going.

“We have tried to build on each result we have got and cannot allow ourselves to stop doing that now. But we have got time to work with the players and get the message across.”

However, Mowbray confessed he was delighted with many aspects of Celtic’s play. “The way we moved the ball about the pitch, the way the full-backs joined in with the attack and gave us width, and the goals the strikers scored augurs well for the future. On Saturday, we scored the goals we needed to. Hopefully, that will continue now.”

South Korean Young Player of the Year Sung-Yong arrived in Scotland last week and is expected to complete the formalitie­s of his transfer soon.

Mowbray confirmed: “He has finished his medical stuff and if everything else is okay it should get completed.”

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