Updated: Sunday, 02 February 2014 13:15 | By Agence France-Presse

Mulgrew not concerned about Celtic record run

Charlie Mulgrew claims the Celtic players aren't concerned by setting records despite the Scottish champions extending their unbeaten run to 23 games.


Mulgrew not concerned about Celtic record run

Celtic's Anthony Stokes (L) and Charlie Mulgrew take part in a training session at Lennoxtown Training facility near Glasgow, on September 30, 2013 - by Ian Macnicol, Ian Macnicol

The Hoops moved 18 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership after their 4-0 thrashing of Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

It was Celtic's 12th victory in a row in a season where they have only dropped six points.

Another clean sheet means means English goalkeeper Fraser Forster equalled Charlie Shaw's record of 10 league games without conceding a goal -- a record first set 100 years ago before being equalled in 1921/22.

However, Mulgrew, whose side take on St Mirren at Parkhead on Sunday, says such statistics aren't being discussed in the Celtic changing room.

"We are trying not to think too much about records," the Scotland international said.

"We don't speak too much about it to be honest. I know it is there in the background and sometimes it is hard to ignore but -- and I know it is a cliche -- we are trying to take one game at a time and do the best we can. We just try to ignore it.

"The manager is on our case all the time every day in training. He is keeping on top of us and making sure we are always on our toes and not letting us slack off."

On Wednesday, Mulgrew's second half strike made it 3-0 to Celtic after Joe Ledley had fired the Hoops into an early lead and Lee Ashcroft added an own goal.

Amido Balde grabbed a fourth in stoppage time as Celtic scored their 15th goal in four games without reply.

It came on the back of a 4-0 defeat of Hibernian but Mulgrew revealed the Celtic players hadn't been satisfied with their performance in Edinburgh.

"We weren't happy with a couple of things at Easter Road on Sunday and we wanted to put that right," the Celtic player said.

"We were a bit more lively and energetic. I know we got four goals at Easter Road but we didn't play well and there were things we could have done better.

"The performances were great before that and we continued that against Kilmarnock."

Next to try and derail Celtic are St Mirren, who could include Josh Magennis in their squad after the Aberdeen forward agreed to join the Buddies on loan until the end of the season.

Fixtures (1500 GMT)

Sunday

Celtic v St Mirren

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