Bad Bhoys still making all the headlines

Last updated : 11 January 2009 By Mikbhoy
In truth Celtic dominated this match and the visitors created very little in the way of chances but the men in green and white still had to come back from a goal down after an Artur Boruc blunder gifted Dundee the lead in the 14th minute.

Following a Celtic corner Dundee launched a hopeful long ball out of defence and their lone forward Colin McMenamin scampered off in pursuit but with very little chance of reaching the ball ahead of the Holy Goalie. There seemed to be no danger as Boruc came out to clear the ball but he had a fresh-air swipe amazingly making no contact whatsoever with the ball which allowed the Dundee forward to follow through and tap it into the empty net.

"It's not something that we dismiss," said Gordon Strachan on the goalie's latest howler. "We don't go away and laugh at the big swipe, we actually think about what's gone on. It's up to us to find the best way to get Artur back to his best form. You analyse every game on the Monday and talk about to see where we could have done better. We will sit him down with the coaching staff and say, 'what is the best for you'. "But he can be left out. Every player has been left out. You cannot say he is never going to be left out. That's not today, it's next week, next month or next year."

Scott Brown, recently named by FIFA as 'One to watch in 2009', looked to be carrying on the form from his recent man-of-the-match performances and it was no surprise when the midfield dynamo powered his way into the box and slammed the ball past Rab Douglas for the equaliser after latching onto an unintended return pass from Scott McDonald.

And then the stage was set for McGeady to mark his comeback with a quite stunning goal and the hope is that his misdemeanours will now be consigned to the history books and that Aiden can get back to doing what Aiden does best and his goal illustrated perfectly what he does best. The Irish international winger latched onto a great ball from Lee Naylor and pulled away from his marker before cutting inside and firing a looping shot past ex-Celt Douglas and into the far corner of the net.

Boss Strachan said that there was never any doubt in his mind that McGeady would be back "I am on the inside and there was never any uncertainty." he said "He did well. I think he is the same hungry player, I don't think he has changed. We asked him to play wide and when he stayed out there I thought his performance was better although I thought we could have given him more of the ball."

Celtic progress to the next stage of the competition and overall the Celtic manager was happy but the profligacy of his front men was giving him some cause for concern "We are through to the next round, made chances and I got four players who have been out injured on the field," he said. "The game was half decent despite the weather. We got into a lot of good shooting positions but I thought we were poor in our finishing today."