We’ve seen a few difficult games against Hamilton Accies in recent years, including what proved to be a costly draw after being denied a late winner at New Douglas Park, but we’ve never met them in this form.
Hamilton have the longest unbeaten run in Scotland. They lost their opening league game of the season, at home to Inverness, but have won seven and drawn two of their subsequent nine games. Their 0-4 win away to Motherwell last week was a display of sharp, organised football – and remember, Motherwell took at point at Celtic Park the previous weekend.
Alex Neil will have no intentions of leaving pointless tomorrow. This is the game he and his players will have been waiting for since the fixtures were announced four months ago. Their four SPLF away games: wins at St Mirren, Partick and Motherwell, and a draw at Tannadice, has been preparation for Celtic Park.
If Celtic have a Europa League hangover, Accies will boss them. Forget the lowly status of the club, respect is needed if we are the get the desired result and performance required.
I’m running the Great Scottish Run in aid of Celtic Foundation tomorrow morning, which presents a, erm, personal hygiene challenge for the game. It’ll be a full can of deodorant day. If you have a £1 or two for the fundraising, you can help here.[calameo code=0003901718cdc4362fa2e? lang=en page=4 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]