CRISTIAN GAMBOA looked forward to Celtic’s hectic three-games-in-eight-days festive schedule and roared: “Bring it on.”
The Costa Rican right-back, bought for £1.2million by Brendan Rodgers from West Brom in August, started his eleventh game in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.
Now he is eager to get involved in tomorrow’s meeting at Hamilton, the visit of Ross County on Wednesday and the possibility of his Ibrox debut against Sevco Rangers on Hogmanay.
With the Hoops just coming through fives game unbeaten in the previous 15 days of the December obstacle course, Gamboa said defiantly: “It is a busy time, but all the squad are ready to play.
“The most important thing is to get results and stay on top.
“Partick Thistle was a difficult game for us. The first-half was not that good, but it was better after half-time.
“Clubs will come to Parkhead and close down space, so it was a good result.
“The win was crucial and, of course, it keeps us 14 points clear with a game in hand.”
Gamboa, 27, capped 52 times by his country, added: “Hamilton will be a tough game, too, on an artificial pitch.
“It will be busy, but we have a big squad and we are looking to get three points every time.”