Celtic were narrowly beaten by arch rivals Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox on Saturday, as they fell further behind in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
Callum McGregor’s own goal proved to be the difference between the two sides, with Celtic finishing the game with ten men, after Nir Bitton was sent-off for bringing down Alfredo Morelos in what was deemed as a goalscoring opportunity.
Neil Lennon’s side are now 19 points adrift of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table, although they do have three games in hand over the Gers.
Speaking on the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast (6:50), Paul John Dykes was left frustrated by the defeat, and insisted that the Bhoys were the architects of their own demise, before admitting that he expects to see changes in the summer.
“We are the architects of our own demise here. We can look at all the mitigating circumstances, bad refereeing decisions here and there, Celtic are to blame for this on so many levels. From the players, right through to Lenny and his coaching staff, and then even higher up the tree.
“It’s the end of an era because there’s going to be massive changes at Celtic Park come the summer, huge changes. There’s got to be.”
The defeat was Celtic’s second of the season, after being beaten by Rangers earlier in this year’s campaign at Celtic Park back in October.
Celtic had their fair share of chances during the match on Saturday though, and had 13 shots at Ibrox, but couldn’t find the much-needed goal they needed to give themselves the lead.
The Bhoys will be looking to get back to winning ways when they return to action on 11th January, when they take on Hibernian.