Stokes states winning ambition
Anthony Stokes has admitted Celtic cannot afford any more slip-ups in their quest to catch Rangers at the top of the SPL.
Last Updated: 21/11/11 1:22pm
Anthony Stokes has admitted Celtic cannot afford any more slip-ups in their quest to overhaul the 10-point gap between themselves and Rangers at the top of the SPL.
The Glasgow giants closed the margin from 12 points on Saturday with victory at Inverness while Rangers could only draw at home to St Johnstone.
The Hoops play their game in hand on the leaders at home to Dunfermline on Wednesday before hosting St Mirren on Saturday.
If Celtic win both of those matches the lead at the top would be down to just four points before Rangers play again on Sunday.
Celtic striker Stokes, who scored both goals in the win over Inverness, believes that has to be the club's aim as there is little room for manoeuvre in the title race.
He told the Celtic's matchday programme: "We're sticking together. We're all there, the gaffer and the backroom staff - we're pulling the same way.
"We just need to bring that bit of consistency into our game as we have shown we're up for the fight.
"I'm sure we'll be confident going into the Dunfermline game but we won't take them lightly.
"They've started the season well and it's going to be a very tough game, so we need to be on top of our game.
"Every team that comes to Celtic Park is up for it and we'll need to perform to our very best to get a result on the day.
"We can't really afford any slip-ups. Winning games breeds confidence and that's what we need to do now by going on a good run."