Callum Booth says a new deal is almost over the line as Celtic become the task at hand for St Johnstone this afternoon.

The pressure is on at Celtic Park as the Hoops undergo a torrid run of form, winning just two of their last 11 matches. Now it’s the turn of St Johnstone to try and provide more Celtic misery.

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Celtic face St Johnstone this afternoon. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group via Getty Images)

While the run of form Neil Lennon’s side are on isn’t great, Callum Davidson’s side know they are still underdogs in this clash.

They have received a boost pre-game though, Booth confirming he’s close to sealing a McDiarmid Park extension: “There’s been talks so we will see how that progresses over the next couple of days.

“I have been here over a year now and enjoy coming into training and working with the gaffer and the boys here. I am very happy and settled here. Hopefully everything will be sorted over the next week.”

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Booth is close to agreeing a new deal in Perth after a year-long stay. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

On the game against Celtic, Booth added: “We have a lot of boys coming in and out of the team in the cup games. We have a small squad but I think we have a really good 18-19 first-team players.

“We are all fighting to play on Sunday and whoever is not involved will be ready to come off the bench.”

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