Ross County hit back at Chris Sutton for "horrific" pitch comments ahead of Celtic visit

By John McGinley

April 22, 2022

Ross County have hit back at Chris Sutton for suggesting their pitch is “horrific” ahead of the visit of Celtic on Sunday.

Sutton said on the Record Celtic podcast this week: “I think Sunday will be a difficult game and I’ll tell you why. The pitch at Dingwall when I saw it a month back, it looked pretty horrific. Celtic like to play a quick passing game and it’s not going to suit that.”

But the Highlanders have taken issue with this assessment and published photographic evidence of a pretty fine looking surface this afternoon.

They said on Twitter: “The Global Energy Pitch looking tremendous today as it has done all season 😍

“According to somebody this week it was “horrific” 🤔”

Better Ross County pitch is better for Celtic

Ultimately it’s only a good thing for Ange Postecoglou and the Bhoys if the pitch is indeed in good condition. From a distance, in the photo above, you’d suggest it is.

Ross County are going to make it tough for Celtic regardless of the conditions and it’s up to the team to persevere through that.

There’s been a suggestion this week that reaching the top six was their main goal this season and the pressure is off them.

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I don’t buy that though. Not by a long shot. They still have a chance of reaching Europe, which could be transformative for their ambitions over the next couple of years.

There can be no excuses for Celtic and no expectations of an easy ride in Dingwall, regardless of the pitch.

It’s undoubtedly one of our biggest 90 minutes of the entire season.

In other news, Report: Celtic talks to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers permanently at an advanced stage.