Rangers starlet Gregg Wylde believes it is too soon to write off Celtic's title hopes despite a 12-point gap between the pair.
While the Gers have made an unbeaten start to the SPL season their rivals have lost three times and are trailing in their wake, although the Bhoys do have a game in hand.
Striker Nikica Jelavic has claimed the title race is effectively done and dusted and that the Light Blues are almost certain to claim a fourth successive SPL crown.
However, talented youngster Wylde believes Celtic could still claw back the gap and that third-placed Motherwell remain in with a shout.
"At the start of the season I could never have imagined that we'd be 12 points clear at this stage, but it's far too early to talk about winning trophies just now," said Wylde.
"It's great to be ahead at the top but is 12 points of a gap enough? Not really, Celtic are still there, with Motherwell in the frame too.
"We just need to try and keep it going, keep winning and add many more points."
Wylde recently incurred the wrath of manager Ally McCoist following his dismissal against Dundee United and the youngster insists he has learned from his mistake.
"The red card was my own fault, to be honest," he continued. "The gaffer had a chat with me and it's done and dusted. It's about maturing on the park. I've learned after the red card. I just need to believe in myself and not do it again.
"I need to learn from it. Coming off, I felt pretty gutted to be honest.
"It was the last seconds of the game, these things happen. I had a rush of blood to the head and I just need to move on from it."