Ross County ready to go "all guns blazing" at Celtic tomorrow night

By Euan Davidson

February 20, 2021

Ross County welcome Celtic to the Global Energy Stadium tomorrow night.

The oddly-scheduled 7.30pm kick-off is no excuse for either side. With most of the weekend to get ready, we could see an exciting clash between two hungry teams.

The Bhoys are on a 5-game winning run, but know all about the danger of underestimating the Staggies. Ross County, you’ll remember, dumped Celtic out of the Betfred Cup, a first domestic cup loss since 2016 [BBC].

The Staggies, meanwhile, are going for it, according to Callum Morris. The Ross County defender was full of vigour, speaking to the side’s official website ahead of the clash. Morris said:

“We know what we need to do, hopefully on Sunday we can put in a good performance, as I said, each game is a cup final and if we can put a win together, we should be okay.

“They’ve come into a bit of form since the last time we played them, but they are still a vulnerable team, every team in this league is. Everyone can beat everyone, especially this season, it’s been up and down for everyone.

“If we do things right and put a game-plan into practice, hopefully we can get something out the game. It’s getting to the ‘cut-throat’ part of the season and we need to be all-guns-blazing going into these last few games to make sure we can get ourselves safe (from relegation).”

Less of this, please: a disappointed Broony v Ross County / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Ross County v Celtic: gung-ho, or low block?

Morris’ attitude is admirable, if you’re a Ross County fan. While the Staggies defender is keen to attack, new manager John Hughes is more focussed on grinding out results.

The former Celtic player isn’t prioritising style, with the ex-Hibs boss determined to keep Ross County in the league by hook or by crook [Not the Old Firm].

If we were being generous, we could suggest that the Staggies are trying to confuse Neil Lennon ahead of the match. With a convoy of buses readying a 7-hour round trip, he’ll have plenty of time to consider his options. Or; Hughes and Morris aren’t being co-ordinated in terms of “message”. Maybe it doesn’t matter.

Either way, it’s a potentially tough tie against a side who have caused some painful moments this season. Gung-ho or Catenaccio, they’re a side Celtic cannot afford to overlook.

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