Leader Celtic looking forward to winter rest

Leader Celtic looking forward to winter rest

GLASGOW - Agence France-Presse
Leader Celtic looking forward to winter rest

Celtic’s James Forrest celebrates his goal against Ross County during a Scottish Premier League match. REUTERS photo

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown is confident his side can continue its winning run as it prepares to take on Hibernian at Easter Road on Dec. 29 and then looks ahead to enjoying the winter break.

The Hoops defeated Dundee in midweek to make it five wins in a row and move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

Neil Lennon’s side has two more SPL games before the winter break and Brown knows it’s coming at a good time for the Parkhead stars as they battle on the domestic and European front.

First up for Celtic are Brown’s former club Hibs, who held the leaders to a draw at Parkhead in September.
And the midfielder is hoping for a warm reception at his former stomping ground.

“The rest will be more than welcome. It will do me good and that will be the same for some other players as we have a few niggles here and there,” the Scotland international said.

“We have two big games coming up before the break, Hibs away and then Motherwell at home. We know they’re going to be hard games but we’re looking forward to them.”

After a solid start to the season, Hibernian has not won any of its past four league encounters.

Pat Fenlon’s side now has a big week coming up with games against Celtic before traveling across Edinburgh to take on fierce rivals Hearts next week.