SCOTT Brown has revealed that Celtic manager Neil Lennon and his coaching staff have worked out why they failed to perform at their best in the loss to Rangers in the final fixture before the winter shutdown.

Lennon’s side were beaten 2-1 at Parkhead by Steven Gerrard’s team last month and their Ibrox rivals are now just two points behind them in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with a game against St Johnstone at home in hand.

But midfielder Brown expressed confidence the treble treble winners will be able to put the painful result quickly behind them when matches resume with a William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday week.

“It was very disappointing, but now we’ve had time to look at it back and figure out how we’re going to play in the next games, figure out what we’re going to do,” he said from Celtic’s winter training camp in Dubai.

“That’s what we’re working on this week, how we’re going to do that. Now it’s just about looking forward. We have 18 games in the league we need to make sure we go on a good run again. We did that last year. That’s our aim this year as well.

“We’ve got a good backroom staff. Straight after the game they were watching it again. They know what went wrong and what we need to do better on the park and how to set up differently. We will sort that out, it’s not a problem."

Brown added: “For us it’s about how we bounce back. Coming here is brilliant, it’s a great place to come but it’s all about us. We don’t have much time to train especially in December so getting that training here, making sure you hit your numbers and get focused and organised, means we can go again for the next five months.

“Every game motivates us, no matter what happens we turn up trying to win it. Sometimes you’re going to get beat but it’s about how you bounce back.

“We’ve set the standards and they slipped for a game there but it’s about how we bounce back. The standards we’ve set have been phenomenal for the last three or four seasons and it’s always going to be hard to maintain those numbers. The gaffer has a few different options and it would be good to get a few fresh faces in as well. You always need to freshen it up, it gives competition in the squad. It forces you to become a better player yourself.”