Celtic coach John Kennedy has revealed that a trip to Hamilton isn’t the ideal scenario for the Hoops in their return to league action.

Celtic head into the game with a 100% league record, but a fair number of the players have been away on international duty. However, Kennedy is more concerned with the fact the Hoops will be playing on an artificial pitch, which he clams ‘isn’t ideal’.

However, Kennedy has disclosed that the nature of the surface won’t stop the Hoops from playing attacking football.


“The pitch isn’t ideal, but we’ve dealt with that in the past well” he said, as reported by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 10, Page. 07)

“We go into it with the same mind set”

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“We go into it with the same mind set we’ve had all season which is to attack the game, be aggressive and go out to win the match.”


It would be ideal for Celtic if the attacking nature of the game paid off and the match was won by half-time. That could allow Neil Lennon to make changes early on, ahead of the Europa League game against Rennes.

Impressive goal average so far this season

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The Hoops have gone all out for goals in the league so far this season, scoring 17 goals in four games so far, an average of 4.25 goals per league game so far.

However, Celtic seemed to struggle on artificial surfaces last season, except against Hamilton. The Hoops lost points at both Livingston and Kilmarnock, but cruised to a 3-0 win over Hamilton.

Hopefully the Hoops are equally as comfortable in their upcoming encounter against Brian Rice’s side.


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