John Collins has claimed that Celtic could have pipped Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title last season if the pair had "switched goalkeepers".

Steven Gerrard's Light Blues ended up strolling to the Premiership crown by 25 points as the Hoops failed in their bid to land 10-in-a-row.

Allan McGregor played a key role in Rangers' campaign, while Celtic rotated between the inconsistent Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain over the course of the campaign.

Barkas once again came under the spotlight last night after an error of judgement for Midtjylland's goal during Celtic's third round qualifying Champions League clash.

Collins reacted by claiming that his former team would have been in with a shout of the title last term if they had a consistent goalkeeper between the sticks.

He told BBC Sportsound: "Celtic dominate games week in week out and the goalkeeper has to make maximum two saves.

"But you have to make those saves and that is what won Rangers the league.

"Big saves against Celtic in the big matches. Their goalkeepers' saves probably won them the league.

"If you switch goalkeepers last year then Celtic might have won the league."