Livingston boss Gary Holt has been speaking very positively about Celtic ahead of his side’s visit to Parkhead tomorrow.

The Lions have proven to be tough opposition for the Hoops in recent seasons, stopping us winning four of our last five games against them.

However, despite that impressive record, Holt has still been gushing over us in his pre-match press comments. (Evening Express)

Gary Holt revisits Celtic Park tomorrow

Gary Holt revisits Celtic Park tomorrow / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Holt said: “Celtic are a phenomenal side and they have now added a lot of good goals from set-plays as well as their intricate play.

“They have a lot of strength and height in their team so you are going to have to man up and get hurt at times.

“But we are relishing it, we are going there with a game plan to get something out of the game, and hopefully they will be tired.”

Holt comments prove Celtic have a new threat

It is interesting to see an opposition manager commenting on our set-piece threat.

 

For what seems like an eternity, our dead-balls have been frustratingly ineffective. Now it seems like they might finally be working.

Four of our last seven goals have come from set-pieces – with Shane Duffy leading the way with two thumping headers.

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Shane Duffy after scoring for Celtic against St Mirren

Shane Duffy after scoring for Celtic against St Mirren / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His arrival at the club will have given many opposition managers a new problem to solve when facing the champions.

Hopefully we can beat Livingston with our fast, intricate football tomorrow. But if it comes down to it, most of us would take a scrappy 1-0 win.

In other news, Riga FC’s recent European pedigree proves we can’t afford to take them lightly next week

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