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When Saturday Comes – Celtic back at Paradise

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1 October 2022

The St Mirren game was a strange performance, a flat, uninspiring display. Things you wouldn’t associate with this Celtic team of late. A return to the fast flowing football would be most welcome.

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A big concern, given we play RB Leipzig midweek is the news Cameron Carter Vickers will miss out against Motherwell. He was also absent against St Mirren, and proved to be a big miss.

Also out, due to injury, are CCV’s defensive partner, Carl Starfelt and Giorgos Giakoumakis. Stephen Welsh and Moritz JKenz will again be the defensive pairing, as they were against the Buddies.

Ange, in his pre match presser, said, “That’s why we’ve got the squad we have, particularly with our schedule over the next month and a half. We’re going to get niggles and some guys who are sore here and there. That’s why we’ve got the squad we have, to be able to cope with that.

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“We’ve known it was going to be like that for a while so you just plan for it. in terms of training and how we built the squad and the way we’ve prepared for what’s 13 games in about 43 days. We’ve been planning for a while and the process is just to look at each game and see how people are from a physical and mental standpoint and make decisions as we go along.”

Motherwell come into the game, sitting 8th┬áin the table. They have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 3. in their last league game they were beaten 3-0 at Fir Park against Hearts. After what had been a decent start to Steven Hammell’s tenure as boss.

When Saturday Comes, Celtic back at Paradise

Mick Kane hails from Glasgow. He has been hooked on Celtic since he went to his first game when he was 7. Celtic beat Hamilton 8-3 at Celtic Park on the 3rd of January 1987. His favourite player at the time, Brian McClair scored four goals.

He started going regular as a 16 year old when Celtic played at Hampden for the season, being a Southsider it meant a short train journey to get to Hampden. From then he has had a season ticket travelled around Europe for games as Celtic became the dominant force in Scottish football again. A nice change from growing up during Rangers run to 9 in a row.

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