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25 Mar 2014 01:16:57

Focus on ourselves, warns Celtics Forster

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has warned his team-mates to focus on their own fixtures as the Glasgow giants close in on the Scottish Premiership title.

The Parkhead club face are just four points away from claiming their third successive league title after claiming a 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday.

Neil Lennon's side will make the short trip across Glasgow to Firhill on Wednesday to take on Partick Thistle knowing victory could set up a championship clincher at home to Ross County three days later.

The Hoops could even secure the title at Firhill should Aberdeen, who are 24 points behind Celtic, fail to defeat Ross County on Tuesday.

However, Forster knows that Celtic just need to focus on their own fixtures, and the title will arrive in due course.

Celtic needed a late Amido Balde goal to secure victory on their previous visit to Thistle earlier this season and Forster expects a similarly tough fixture this time round.

"It's a challenging place to play at as it's a high ground and the playing surface is probably not the best in the league," the one-cap England international said.

"But you have to earn the right to play. It will be important that we go out, win the battle and try and get the ball down to play football like we want to do.

"It was tough there earlier on in the season and they will be up for it but we will be expecting to go out and perform and play well.

"The last time they came to Celtic Park it was difficult and it will be the same again.

"They get the ball down and try and play football which is good, and that will benefit us as well. It should be a good match."

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Inverness Caledonian Thistle will attempt to leapfrog Dundee United in fourth spot as the two sides meet at Tannadice.

Fixtures (1945 GMT)

Wednesday

Partick Thistle v Celtic, Dundee United v Inverness CT


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