CELTIC hero John Hartson expects his former club to release a statement backing manager Ange Postecoglou.

The Hoops boss picked up his first away win of the Scottish Premiership season on Sunday as Celtic took all three points away at Aberdeen.

The Parkhead outfit are six points off the top of the table behind Rangers and have also picked up Europa League defeats to Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen.

Hartson is right behind Postecoglou but he would like to see a statement from the club backing their man.

He told Go Radio: "I do think there should be a statement coming out from Celtic to say: 'We're in transition, we've had to build a whole new team, we've made a lot of changes, and we're behind Ange'.

"Whether or not they're telling him that internally but I just feel as if that would stop a lot of the noise about Celtic.

"In January we're maybe going to strengthen. Give him another window or two more windows.

"He'll be feeling pressure and I just feel that would help the cause."