'Not a lot you can do' Skippy tells fans

Last updated : 15 April 2009 By Mikbhoy

Scott McDonald
Barring injury it's pretty certain that striker Scott McDonald will play in every one of the six remaining SPL fixtures as the Celts chase their fourth consecutive league title and the Hoops number seven will be absolutely delighted that he doesn't have to watch the team play. "As a supporter there's really not a lot you can do about it." he told the Celtic View this week. "All you can do is watch these games and get nervous!"

"I suppose it's how we go about the job really," he continued. "But personally speaking, when you support a team you want to be 'positive'. That's been the case in the past with us and I am sure it will be the same again this season.

"The fans are great that way and it's not that they haven't been here before." said Skippy. "We've all been over this ground before, they were so important in the final run of games last season and hopefully they will be again."

The Scottish Premier League has confirmed that the final Glasgow derby of the season will take place on Saturday, May 9th at Ibrox and the Australian international is looking forward to what is likely to be the pivotal fixture in the title run-in. The Celts have taken a lot of confidence from the recent victory over the Huns in the Co-operative Cup final. "The final was a great day and it gave us all a lift," he said. "Although we did go out and drop points in our next game against Dundee United."

"We didn't get beat, although when you are 1-0 up you are always disappointed to drop points." he added. "Then again, to be 2-1 down and equalise and not get beat, is a positive. Maybe that was a point gained, but every game we play we look at it and say 'we could and should win this one'.

"But I think it's important, particularly at this stage in the season, that you put results like that to bed and push on from them."