THE fall-out from Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat keeps on coming but one silver lining to the loss is that Ange Postecoglou and his players can now fully focus on getting their Premiership title tilt over the line.

The Parkhead club lead Rangers by six points with five games left to play, and a win over Ross County on Sunday would be another significant step taken towards reclaiming their top-flight crown.

Here are the top Celtc stories from Tuesday, 19th April.

VAR voted in by SPFL clubs

SPFL clubs have voted to approve the introduction of VAR technology at cinch Premiership matches from next season.

The vote means that VAR technology will be installed at every cinch Premiership ground over the coming months, with a full launch expected following the conclusion of the World Cup in December 2022.

Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the SPFL, said: “I’m very pleased that we received the necessary 75% votes in the cinch Premiership, the cinch Championship, and cinch Leagues 1 and 2, which enable us to forge ahead with VAR technology next season.”

READ MORE: VAR voted in by SPFL clubs as technology set to be introduced to Scottish Premiership

Ange Postecoglou dismisses concerns over Celtic fatigue

From the very start, many predicted this season would be an uphill struggle for Celtic. Bedding in a new manager was one thing, but Ange Postecoglou's first remit in the job was to almost completely rebuild the playing squad too.

That they have overcome most of the challenges laid down to them to be leading the Premiership by six points with five games to go is worthy of praise, even if it was cold comfort to the Celtic manager in the aftermath of their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Rangers.

The bigger picture of course is that carrot still dangles in front of his team, but while the title is tantalisingly close, Postecoglou is expecting there may be some further rough terrain to navigate on their way to their ultimate goal.

READ MORE: Ange Postecoglou dismisses concerns over Celtic fatigue in Rangers loss

John Kennedy favourite to land Hibs role

Celtic assistant John Kennedy has been installed as the early favourite to replace Shaun Maloney as Hibs manager.

Maloney has departed after just four months in the Easter Road hotseat in the wake of Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Hearts.

The former Celtic and Scotland midfielder left his post as Belgium assistant manager to succeed Jack Ross in December and won his first two matches in charge against Aberdeen and Dundee United.

READ MORE: Next Hibs manager odds revealed with Celtic coach installed as early favourite for Easter Road job