PAUL HARTLEY is plotting the Scottish Cup downfall of his old club Celtic at Dens Park on Saturday.

But the former midfielder, who won successive Cup medals with Hearts and Celtic in 2006 and 2007, accepts the odds are against the home team.

The Dens boss admitted: “They have a squad of 17 or 18 players who are all genuine quality.

“So, we know we have got to play well, concentrate and keep our discipline.

“When we have the ball we’ve got to make sure we do something with it. Then we will see where it takes us.

“I love the Scottish Cup as a manager and I loved it as player. You want to have a Cup run.

“It’s your best chance of silverware in Scotland and we want to give it our best shot.

“We came through a hard tie against Aberdeen and now we’ve got another difficult game against Celtic.

“But we are at home, so we have got to go out there and play at our best.”

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