Robson ready for the battle against on-form Dons

Last updated : 15 January 2009 By Mikbhoy
The Celts head for Pittodrie this weekend and midfielder Robson told the Celtic View that he and his team-mates are well prepared for what is sure to be a real tough match against the form team in the SPL "It's going to be a massive game against Aberdeen up there, but we need to make sure we come out of the traps flying and battle for every ball before letting our ability take over," he said. "Aberdeen are a right good side; it's going to be very hard, but we have to try to win the game."

Celtic could go into the game with their lead at the top of the table cut to only two points if, as expected, the huns take all three points from Saturday's home game against Falkirk but Robson insists that the manager will have the team well prepared for the trip north "This is the business end of the season now," said Robson. "This is when the pressure is on. It's where we need to be strong, mentally and physically. That's something that the manager makes sure of and the training never drops below the very high standard that he expects. It's demanding, but it's very good and every day we enjoy it"

The signing of Robson in this period last year added drive and impetus to Celtic's ultimately glorious charge for the title last season, in fact he made a scoring debut against Sunday's opponents Aberdeen back in February, and as the champions continue in their drive for a fourth league flag in a row the ex-Rangers bhoy will play anywhere he's needed "When the manager signed me, he said that I might play in a few positions and I had done that for Dundee United, although I was predominantly in the centre so it's nothing new to me." he said "It can be quite difficult at times but you have to rise above that. It's easier to dictate games when you are playing in the centre of midfield."

"When you are out wide, it's a bit harder to do that." continued Robson "But it doesn't bother me if the manager wants to play me right, left or left-back. It shows that the manager has confidence in me in those positions and I would never complain about it. Everybody in the squad is capable of playing in different positions and even Scott Brown has played a few games in different areas this season but nobody complains here. We are all in it together."

"At the moment, I am just so focused on my job and trying to make sure the football club is successful. That's all I think about during the season." he added "I only enjoy it at the end of the season if we have won something."