CHRIS Davies believes Celtic could have been awarded two penalties by referee Willie Collum in the space of just three seconds in their Ladbrokes Premiership match against St Johnstone on Sunday.

However, the Parkhead assistant is confident that match officials’ decisions will even out over the course of the season and stressed the Scottish champions will concentrate on their own performances.

Rangers were awarded no fewer than four spot kicks by Andrew Dallas during their league game against St Mirren at Ibrox on Saturday – giving Scottish football’s conspiracy theorists plenty of ammunition.

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Davies felt that Brendan Rodgers’s side weren’t so fortunate in their game at the weekend and could have had penalties when Ryan Christie and then Odsonne Edouard went down in the second-half.

“I think we might have had a couple in our game,” he said.

“It’s almost as if the desperation of the defending if you like that sometimes the clarity can go from what is an actual foul.

“The key thing on the Ryan one is whether (Jason) Kerr actually touches the ball, which we don’t think he does. We could have had that one.

“The Odsonne one? The manager said after the game that he thought it might have been harsh on (Joe) Shaughnessy, but I certainly think we could have had one.

“We don’t want to spend any energy thinking about anyone else.”