Dundee (H) Preview

Last updated : 01 March 2005 By Kevin Smith
Celtic v Dundee
Bank Of Scotland SPL
Wednesday 2nd March 2005
Celtic Park
Kick Off 7.45pm

It's back to league duty for Celtic, after Sunday's 5-0 win over Clyde in the Scottish Cup. I know Clyde aren't the strongest opposition but five goals at the weekend was just what we needed. This has given us the belief that we can bang in the goals, we are well capable of doing it.

One thing which stuck out on Sunday was the neat football we were playing. Was it any coincidence that four of the goals were scored in the second half, when both John Hartson and Chris Sutton were not on the park? It's certainly one to think about. Prior to Sutton going off at half time, we were playing the long ball game, which wasn't working out for us. In the second half, we played exciting football, and so scored four goals.

It's certainly something to think about.

I am interested to see what Martin O'Neill's starting eleven will be tomorrow night. Juninho, I think, will start the game. He played excellent at the weekend, and has spoken out saying that he wants more first team action Now is his time to show he can do it in the SPL.

When Aiden McGeady came on from the bench on Sunday, he too played well. Shaun Maloney played 45 minutes and was superb. Add Craig Bellamy and we had a very attacking side, who provided the most excitement at a Celtic game since Boxing Day last year.

With Sutton possibly being forced to sit out tomorrow, it could be an option to play the lads who performed so well on Sunday. Let's see if they can do it in the league. Maloney will probably sit out as he left Broadwood injured.

It's about time we started going for goals, as goal difference was eventually what settled the title in 2003. With Sutton, Hartson, Bellamy and Maloney in our side, there is no excuse for this happening again.

Sunday's Panorama show has angered alot of Celtic supporters. Tomorrow night, let's get behind the team at home for a change, and show the country that we are not ashamed of the team we support.

Come On The Hoops!

Celtic 3-0 Dundee