CALEY THISTLE boss Richie Foran has admitted he fears a Barcelona backlash when Celtic arrive in Inverness tomorrow.

The Hoops, of course, go into the game after their record-breaking 7-0 Champions League mauling in the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

And Foran has warned his team they must beware the reaction of angry players determined to bounce back immediately. He said: “It was clearly not the result Celtic wanted, but not the result I wanted, either. They will be coming here determined to prove a point and not lose two on the bounce.

“I have been on the end of heavy results and I’ve just wanted to go out there and put it behind me. Celtic will be like wounded animals and we are going to be in for a very tough day, but we will prepare and be ready.”

The Caley gaffer, who took over from ex-Celt John Hughes in the summer, insisted he will not change his approach for the visit of the champions.

Foran added: “They are an excellent team and have an excellent squad, but we are at home and I am not settling up for a 0-0 draw.

“It’s exciting, it’s a wonderful game to embrace. I will be asking my players to show the crowd and everyone watching what we are about. I want them to play their own game and express themselves, not worry about Celtic. I will ask them not to hide.

“We work hard on the training ground and they show their qualities. I want them to go out and turn on the style against Celtic. We are going to have a go.

“We are the home team and we will go all out to attack them. That’s the way we will play because of the belief I have in my squad.”

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