FORMER Celtic skipper Tom Boyd has warned his old club to lock the back door when they face Inter Milan at the San Siro on Thursday.
But the ex-international defender admitted concerns over a leaky defence after the Hoops relied on a last-gasp leveller from John Guidetti to rescue a 3-3 draw in the first leg of their Europa League tie against the Italians at Parkhead.
He said: “What has given me so much confidence is the performances we’ve delivered at home recently against Inter Milan and Hamilton.
“Getting that last-minute goal against Inter made a massive difference and when you look back at it, if we can be tight at the back, then I think we have the best chance possible of winning.
“We’ve also scored in so many games on our travels and we’ve got the players who can create chances and, at the moment, we’re taking them.”
Last month Tom Boyd earned the respect of football fans across Scotland when he spoke out against the club continuation myth which seeks to overlook the liquidation of Rangers FC in 2012. CQN organised a crowd funded advertisement which appeared in the Sunday Herald ahead of the first meeting between the successor club and Celtic at Hampden on 1st February. This advertisement set the agenda for the pre-match build up and meant that a wider audience across the UK and indeed globally were made aware of the myth. Tom Boyd’s support was very much appreciated.
Tom Boyd joins an all star line-up at CQN 11, CQN’s Annual charity dinner dance, which is being held in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park on Friday 13th March – cup final weekend! Also on the bill are Archie Macpherson – who will be speaking about Jock Stein, and former Celts Tommy Coyne, Joe Miller and Pat Bonner – plus one or two surprises. The event will fund the building of a school kitchen in Malawi which will help feed thousands of very poor children through Mary’s Meals. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org