Joe Hart insists Celtic will ‘stay in their lane’ as champions when it comes down to the crunch over the remaining weeks of the season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side marched into a four-point lead over Rangers at the summit of the Premiership table with a comfortable 3-0 victory over St Mirren on Saturday. A stunning second-half strike from Reo Hatate got the ball rolling for the Hoops on home turf, while strikers Kyogo and Adam Idah scored with headers respectively.

Hart has eight major trophies to his name across his illustrious career as a goalkeeper at Manchester City and Celtic.

And with the end of the season nigh, as well as his playing days, the 36-year-old insists nothing matters more than winning both the league title and Scottish Cup.

“Just stay in our lane, stay focussed,” he said when asked what it will take to get over the line. “Drawing on the power of a club that is used to winning things and not being intimidated by that. 

“Learning from that with the boys who haven’t done it learning from the boys who have. Just encouraging people that we have some simple tasks ahead of us. 

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“We said it before the game and we keep saying it, we don’t just rock up on a Saturday. We work really hard through the week to have a way of playing, and to have solutions when people do make it tough for us. 

“So, we just need to rely on the hard work we have done all season and come good at the right time.”

The post-split fixtures are due for release from the SPFL early this week given the top and bottom six sides are settled.

It is anticipated that Celtic are due three matches at home, and two on the road, with Rangers, Hearts, Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Dundee as their top-six rivals.