CELTIC keeper Craig Gordon insists the champions will go into the winter break with another victory at Parkhead tomorrow.

Brendan Rodgers’ men will play their ninth game this month in the Glasgow derby against Graeme Murty’s outfit.

The Hoops are eight points clear of Aberdeen and head into tomorrow’s encounter having won their last three games while scoring seven and conceding none.

Gordon said: “We need to be aggressive and win the battle if we’re going to get the chance to play football.


“We know we do have to stay calm. There has to be a controlled aggression within that so we can go and impose ourselves in the game and play our football.

“You have to fight for your right to play football. We know we have to go in there and be strong and physical. That’s what a derby game is always going to entail.

“We always have to be ready to face that and to play football and let our qualities come through because that’s how we’re going to win the game.

“It’s a big game and we’re right up for it. We’ve performed well in the pressure games over the past few years and this is another one.

“We’ll go out there and handle that expectation and go and perform well.

“We want to go in to the break with as big a gap as possible and we’ll then have some time off to rest up.

“We are still on track to achieve everything we wanted to achieve. We are in a good place and looking forward to the game.”


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