Celtic  defender Anthony Ralston has dismissed Rangers' title comeback, insisting it is not something the Parkhead squad thinks about.

The Scottish champions were seven points clear early on in the season but that lead has since diminished with the Ibrox side now level on points.

Celtic have dropped points against St Johnstone, Motherwell, Hearts and Kilmarnock so far this season, but Ralston insists the team are taking things one game at a time.

He said: "It's not something we speak about or overly think about.

"There are so many games, we've got such a busy schedule and there's always something else to be focusing on.

"We take each game as it comes, it's a bit cliched but that's how it is.

"It's how we do our work best and we've got an important one tomorrow that we're looking forward to, that we're prepared for and that we're ready to go.

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Ralston also opened up on the negative reception from some quarters in recent months over performances.

"We've got so much going on and so much to look forward to as a club and to be focusing on on a daily basis," he added.

"It's not something we pay attention to, we're focused on each game as it comes and we're ready to tackle it head on.

"Everything external is not for us. We've got enough on our plate to deal with so we're focused on that."