Kris Commons believes Celtic are in the "ideal" position as their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title race with Rangers enters its final stages.
The Ibrox club remain one point ahead of their Old Firm rivals at the top of the SPL following last week's goalless encounter in Govan although Neil Lennon's men have a game in hand.
"It's in our hands now and that's how we wanted it after the Rangers game," said Commons. "So it is ideal for us.
"We are going into the run-in with everything to play for. There is a long way to go, a lot of points to play for but I think we are in the driving seat in that it is in our hands.
"It is ours to lose or win. Dundee United is possibly the toughest fixture, yes, but looking at the fixtures they are all going to be tough because everyone wants to beat us.
"We are trying to win the league so there is added pressure of needing to win rather than wanting to win. But we are in a good state of mind at the moment."