Johan Mjallby still believes Celtic can win SPL title

Celtic assistant Johan Mjallby believes Sunday's Scottish Premier League finale may have one last twist in store.

Rangers lead Celtic by a point going into their last games of the season against Kilmarnock and Motherwell respectively.

"I definitely do think we can still win, stranger things have happened," said Mjallby.

"The week before I joined Celtic I was in the same situation with AIK Stockholm and we ended up winning it."

For the fifth time in nine years, the champions of Scotland's top tier will be crowned on the last day of the season.

But, despite the dramatic climax to the campaign, Mjallby fears this season will be remembered more for the controversy surrounding his manager Neil Lennon than who won the league.

After being addressed bullets and then parcel bombs, in the latest incident targeting the Northern Irishman he was attacked on the touchline by a spectator at Tynecastle on Wednesday.

"It would be a shame if that is to be the outcome, we want football to be the focus," said the Swede.

"Both teams are competing for the title and doing a good job, so we have to wait and see what the outcome is going to be.

"I think it is a bit disappointing that Neil has been in the limelight when it comes to matters outside football.

However, Mjallby added that Lennon is coping well with the negative attention.

"He is in a good mood but obviously he wants the team to be the main focus because they have been performing very well lately - especially on Wednesday, we were brilliant.

"And now we want to focus on the last two competitive games of the season, two very important ones."

"I would rather have the advantage in our hands.

"We are still disappointed that we let that chance slip but we can't dwell on that.

"Right now the focus is on us winning the game and then we have to hope that Kilmarnock can do us a favour."

Celtic's on-loan goalkeeper Fraser Forster echoed Mjallby's hope that focus shifts from Lennon on the sidelines to what is happening on the park.

"All the players have been focused on doing that and whatever happens off the pitch, happens," said Forster.

"The frustrating thing is that it draws attention away from what we do on the pitch.

"We are talking about this when we had a fantastic performance on Wednesday night and we go in to the game on Sunday full of confidence."