John Kennedy has urged his Celtic team to be more defensively resolute at set-pieces against Rangers tomorrow.

The majority of goals that the Bhoys have conceded in the derby of late have been very sloppy and cheap, much to the frustration of supporters everywhere.

In the last two derbies we’ve actually played well, only to be undone from corners.

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Kennedy reckons if they can concentrate and fix that, damage can be done to the Ibrox side at the other end.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “Errors have cost us in previous games against Rangers.

“The majority of the goals have come from set-pieces, whether it be the first or second phase.

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“We’re well aware of that. We controlled the games well against Rangers. But at those decisive moments, we’ve had lapses in concentration.

 

“So we want to address that and make sure that’s not the case on Sunday. Then we can concentrate on going up the other end and causing them problems.”

No reasonable excuse for Celtic set-piece problems this season

Celtic’s calamities at set-pieces this season aren’t limited to derbies either. It’s been a running pattern throughout this failed campaign.

Fans have been left scratching their heads about it all. It’s been called out by players and staff members before but the same silliness keeps occurring.

Celtic Kennedy Rangers

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Kennedy is right though. If the Bhoys can defend their own box tomorrow and do the basics well, there’s every chance of hurting them at the other end.

I’m sure the interim boss has been trying his hardest to get to the bottom of the set-piece issue. It sounds like they’ve been working on it in training at least.

Time will tell whether it pays off.

In other news, Michael Stewart pinpoints ‘vulnerable’ rival duo Celtic can expose on Sunday.

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