Strachan plays down drought

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Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is refusing to panic after seeing his side fail to score for a second successive match.

The Hoops could not find a way past a stubborn Inverness in a goalless draw on Sunday. And Strachan's side had already gone 120 minutes midweek against Dundee United without scoring but eventually made it through to the final of the Co-operative Insurance Cup by the virtue of penalty kicks.

But the Celtic manager believes it will not be long before his misfiring strikers rediscover their touch in front of goal. "It is a concern but we have also gone two games without conceding a goal," he said.

He added: "It would be more concerning if we weren't through to the final of the league cup, the next round of the Scottish Cup and top of the league. At the moment it is just something we have to work on. The training doesn't change whether we are scoring five or six goals in games or if we aren't scoring any.

"We got ourselves into good wide positions against Inverness but we just couldn't finish it off."

The Hoops face arch rivals Rangers in their next league game on February 15 with only a two-point lead following their draw at the Caledonian Stadium.

Strachan said he would not waste too much time thinking about the four-point lead they could have taken into the Old Firm clash had they defeated the Highlanders.

"You just have to deal with it," he said. "You can't think about what could or what should have been. You can only focus on the present."

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