STEFAN JOHANSEN reckons Celtic AND Dundee United will miss Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven at Tannadice on Sunday.
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The talented double-act are ineligible for the Scottish Cup quarter-final showdown after joining in a £2million double deal from the Tayside outfit in January.
Armstrong and Mackay-Steven are also Cup-tied for the League Cup Final against United at Hampden the following Sunday for the same reason.
Johansen said: “I think they are the two best players and they will miss two quality players like that.
“Of course, you wish they were able to play, but that’s how it is. It’s a weakness for us, too, that they are not able to play.
“We lost 2-1 the last time we were at Tannadice, so we want to go back there and win the game.
“We go out there and we know the way the gaffer wants us to play and we know if we do it well we’re able to beat a lot of good teams, so the confidence is really high now.
“Naturally, we want the treble, but it’s going to be difficult.
“If we can achieve that it will be a great season for us.”
Johansen, who has scored 10 goals this season, added: “I started a bit deeper and the gaffer, when Kris Commons was injured, tried me in a number 10 role.
“After that it worked well for me, I scored a couple goals and added some assists, so I quite enjoy it.
“It’s difficult not to enjoy it when it’s going good for you.”