Abel Soffia is dispossessed in this afternoon's defeat at Parkhead.

Abel Soffia is dispossessed in this afternoon’s defeat at Parkhead.

With only four games remaining, this afternoon’s 1-0 reversal at Parkhead could prove pivotal in Brook Street’s championship aspirations. Such is the tightness of the league, the defeat saw the New Home Park side slip from first to third in the table.

Prior to the match, Brook Street coach Leoš Loos had suggested that preventing Celtic’s top marksman Robert Nordeng from scoring would help secure a Brook Street win, and while Nordeng did indeed fail to get his name on the scoresheet, due in the main to the fact that he wasn’t playing, his replacement, Qamar Bhagat, got the crucial goal.

“We had our destiny in our own hands and we’ve let ourselves down badly today”, admitted a despondent Leoš Loos at the post-match press conference. Now we need other results to go our way, and to be perfectly honest, I can’t see that happening”.

“We had a chance to put down a real marker today, but we’ve shot ourselves in the foot”. He continued, “Even if we were to make it to the play-offs, our record now is so bad that we’d more than likely face an even tougher challenge than last season, and we all know only too well how that turned out”.

Before cutting the press-conference short, he said, “Now we start preparing for next season”.