Celtic fans have been 'spoiled' over the years under Brendan Rodgers' watch, according to Kenny Miller. 

The former Rangers ace believes a certain element of unrest has become apparent because the Hoops finally have a challenge to contend with.

Just three points separates Glasgow's big two at the top of the Premiership.

Philippe Clement's side play their game in hand over Celtic on Wednesday night against County. 

If they win that game by two clear goals then they will leapfrog their arch-rivals at the summit.

After watching his side comfortably beat St Mirren to ensure their Scottish Cup progression, Rodgers took aim at his side's critics, blasting the 'narrative' surrounding his players and the team's form - which shows eight wins from their last nine matches.

While the stats don't lie though, fans have become restless over Rangers wiping out the gap that Rodgers' team had over the Ibrox club when Clement was appointed to the role in October.

Appearing on Clyde Superscoreboard this evening, Miller responded to a caller as he detailed why he feels there has been some hefty criticism aimed at Celtic this season.

"I do think Celtic fans have been kind of spoiled over the years for the success of the league titles, cups, trebles," he said. "Now they've got a real challenge and they need to live up to that, stand up to it and try to continue to deliver success.

"They've now got a rival with a man in charge that are chasing them but there is that siege mentality you feel Brendan might be trying to create. But it has come from within.

"In Glasgow, unfortunately, there normally is someone getting it in the neck and someone being praised. Even though results suggest Celtic have been doing well, they've been on the receiving end of the negative side of the Glasgow at the moment."