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‘CELTS NOT UNBEATABLE,’ McFADDEN (WANT A BET, JAMES?)

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JAMES McFADDEN, the Motherwell assistant boss, believes tomorrow’s opponents Celtic can be beaten.

Brendan Rodgers’ team have yet to lose in the Premiership, are eight points clear at the top and have just deposited the Betfred League Cup in the Parkhead trophy cabinet.

The Hoops overwhelmed the Fir Park outfit 5-0 in the second round of that competition at Parkhead in August as well as 2-0 in the league in Glasgow in October.

McFadden admitted it “is more likely than not” the champions, looking for six crowns in a row, will go on to clinch the treble.

However, Mark McGhee’s deputy, who remains in the squad as a player, reckoned it can be the case of third time lucky when Scott Brown and Co visit tomorrow.

The former Scotland international favourite said: “We go in to every game believing we are going to win and we set up for a win.

“It will be same again. We are under no illusions. They are by far the best team in the league, we know that.

“They are going to win the league, so as long as they are switched on they could win the Scottish Cup, but we are still in it, so we are going to say we want to do our best in it.

“Right now, it looks like they are going to win the treble and I don’t think anyone would be surprised if they do.

“But they ARE beatable and that is the mindset for us, so we will go and try to win the game.

“The League Cup game was a resounding defeat for us, but the league game wasn’t, we caused them enough problems in that game.

“I think we have shown that we have dealt with them probably better than most teams in the league and that is the confidence we take going into the game.

“Obviously, we have got them at home and it is a chance for us to put on a show for our fans and show everyone else that they are beatable.

“We will need to be at our best, but it is possible and we will look for mistakes because at Parkhead we were punished for two mistakes.

“So, if we limit the mistakes and take our chances we will be alright.”

 
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