At the start of the year, Celtic won a couple of games against Aberdeen and St Johnstone at Celtic Park and were accused of being in the middle of a slump by the naysayers in the SMSM.

The fact we won both games and the were in the throws of an unbeaten run wasn’t good enough for some.

Using the same logic, Celtic’s 2-0 victory, our 57th match unbeaten in all competitions since the 23rd of November, would mean the slump continues…..

However, Brendan Rodgers doesn’t see it that way. He took the opportunity to play his young charges at Kilmarnock again today, fielding the same back four as he did a week past at Celtic Park in the Betfred Cup against the same opposition.

A back four with the oldest player Kieran Tierney at 20 years old. Although the way all four played, you’d never think they were so young.

Young personnel aside, Celtic controlled the game from start to finish, scoring a goal in each half, both with assists from Scottish Cup hero, Tom Rogic, James Forrest side footing the first on 39 minutes and Callum McGregor poking the second past Jamie McDonald with three minutes of the game to go.

The game also produced another clean sheet for Celtic, our eighth out of nine games in all competitions, with Hearts being the only team to score against us in the opening league game in the season.

Not bad for a defence that attracts so much negative media. I’m sure the BBC Sportscene pundits pinpointed Nir Bitton as a ‘weak link’ last Sunday. He then went on to play a pivotal role in our 5-0 demolition of FC Astana.

Just shows how much they know….