CHARLIE NICHOLAS has branded Celtic a "middle-of-the-road team" after their victory over Aberdeen on Sunday.

The Hoops picked up their first away win in the league since February, but despite taking the three points the performance was far from polished.

Kyogo and Jota grabbed the goals that cancelled out a Lewis Ferguson header for the Dons, but Nicholas admits he wasn't overly impressed with his old side.

Writing in the Daily Express, he said: "Sunday's win at Aberdeen should be a morale-booster for Celtic, having notched their first away win since February.

"I watched the Pittodrie game. It looked like two middle-of-the-road teams trying as best they could.

"It was wholehearted and there was good character on display from the players, but both my old clubs are nowhere near the standard expected.

"There wasn't a lot of quality on show. It wasn't pretty. The Dons deserved a point but it's a boost for Ange Postecoglou who has earned a break.

"However, all the uncertainty surrounding Celtic won't go away following one on-the-road victory."

He added: "The boss, though, can enjoy a wee bit of respite as the internationals arrive.

"I said before it would be September or October before we can start to judge him.

"I like the Australian's attacking philosophy. However, his team is strong in the wide areas while weak elsewhere."