REO HATATE, David Turnbull and Luis Palma have all been spot-kick sinners for Celtic this season.

The Honduran international winger joined the other two culprits when he saw his effort pushed away by Motherwell keeper Liam Kelly in the 1-1 draw at Parkhead at the weekend.

Both Hatate and Turnbull clattered the woodwork with their attempts against Hearts and St Mirren respectively. Skipper Callum McGregor suffered the same fate in the 3-0 win over Livingston in West Lothian in October last season.

One player who will NOT be volunteering to display his expertise from 12 yards is USA World Cup defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

HEADS, I WIN…a determind Cameron Carter-Vickers clears from Ross County striker Alex Samuel during Celtic’s 3-0 win in Dingwall.

Asked if he will be putting up his hand to accept responsibility from the spot, the rock-solid centre-back admitted: “Not really. I’m a clean enough striker of a ball, but it’s definitely something we need to improve on.

“Players do practise them, not so much me because I am probably quite far down the pecking order.

“But the players who are likely to take the penalties definitely practise them. Penalties, of course, are always a great chance to score a goal, but we have missed a few this season.”

Carter-Vickers, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “All we can do is give our penalty-taker as much confidence as we can.

“Whoever is taking them needs to be really confident when he steps up.”

Thankfully, Turnbull, who had scored two penalties earlier in the campaign against Ross County and Dundee, looked poised and assured when he tucked the Hoops’ effort away against the Fir Parkers on Saturday,

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