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Mowbray: More twists to come
03 Feb 2010 - 09:26:20
Tony Mowbray claims the Scottish Premier League title race is still very much alive despite Celtic failing to close the gap on leaders Rangers following a 1-0 defeat at Kilmarnock.
Robbie Keane made his debut after joining on loan from Tottenham on deadline day, but the Republic of Ireland captain was unable to help his new side close the ten-point gap to their Old Firm rivals at the top of the table.
Mowbray is coming under increasing pressure following a turbulent first eight months at the helm, but the Bhoys chief is refusing to write off their title chances just yet.
"For me, it's about trying to win every game - we've said that," he declared. "We haven't won tonight, so we're obviously disappointed, but we keep going. It's a long way to go.
"I'm sure there'll be some twists and turns and we'll look to try to get the next three points when they come."
Meanwhile, Mowbray denied that the high-profile arrival of Keane had led to a loss of focus at Parkhead.
Asked whether the signing had been a distraction, Mowbray replied: "I don't think so. I thought he played well.
"He brings a different dimension to our team. At times, he made the team tick by positions he takes up on the pitch. I'm sure he'll be a huge benefit for us as we move on."