Since their League Cup win at Celtic Park last month, Ross County recorded four straight defeats, conceding 10 without reply, which leaves them four points adrift at the bottom of the table. Whatever they were fighting for when we last met, their players financial security is on the line every time they take the field. New manager, John Hughes, will ensure they are not short of motivation.
Success is contagious in football and whatever traumas Neil Lennon has gone through to ensure his players are in the right frame of mind to take the field in recent months, he should have no problems today. Winner’s medals certify your achievement and each Celtic player has a new one to show their loved ones this week, confidence should flow from them.
As well as the three points, I hope to see a clean sheet and County restricted to precious few chances, unlike our bizarre 0-5 win in September, which foretold of problems ahead.