Dundee boss confident he has a game plan to stop Celtic’s Angeball

Dundee face Celtic this weekend in the Scottish Premiership and Dens Park boss James McPake is hoping his players show the same levels against the Parkhead side as they did last weekend against St Mirren.

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The Dens Park side surprised the Buddies to grab three points and McPake wants a repeat when Ange Postecoglou’s side are the visitors to Dundee tomorrow.

McPake’s side could be without Jordan McGhee with Cillian Sheridan, Shaun Byrne and Alex Jakubiak already missing through injury while Leigh Griffiths can’t face his parent club.

The Dundee boss is hoping to use the international break to sort the knee problem that’s been troubling McGhee as he confirmed he is a doubt for tomorrow, saying: “We are monitoring Jordan McGhee because he has an issue with his knee and we’ll use the break to get it sorted.”

While Celtic are still to properly click under Postecoglou, McPake is under no illusions just how big a task his side face tomorrow lunchtime.

The Dundee boss is confident his side have a game plan to combat Celtic however as they aim to climb up the table and move away from the relegation spots.

“They play differently these days and will really hurt you if you’re not defensively sound,” McPake added.

“So, as a unit you need to be set up properly to deal with their threats.

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“We have been working on it, we have a game plan to go out and stop it.

“But we have also been working on how we can hurt them when we create chances.

“We bounced back to a good level against St Mirren last week and we have to keep that going now.”

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