St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has vowed that his team will have a go when they travel to Celtic Park later today. The Saints go into the gave on the back of a 5-1 win over Dundee United, and Goodwin has stated that his team will attempt to play attacking football against Celtic, even though he accepts that it will still be tough to get a result at Celtic Park.

“Really difficult”

“It’s another really difficult fixture for us. Certainly in my time as a player, and being here as a manager the last couple of seasons, haven’t enjoyed great success going to Parkhead” he said.

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St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We’re hoping that our fortunes will change, we’re going with an attacking line-up. We’ll go there and have a go and see if we can cause Celtic some problems at the back” Goodwin continued.

Goodwin feels that even though his team will be on the offensive during the game, goalkeeper Jak Alnwick will have a big part to play.


“Be at his best”

“The goalkeeper has been outstanding. Certainly on stats, he’s the second best goalkeeper in the league in terms of saves made and distribution. We’re going to need Jak to be at his best, because there will be moments in the game where he needs to make a couple of important saves.

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St Mirren goalkeeper Jak Alnwick (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“But Celtic have got their own little fragilities at the moment, and we believe that we’ve got players in the team that hopefully go and exploit those areas” Goodwin mused.

The teams have only met once before this season, Celtic coming from behind to defeat St Mirren 2-1 back in September.

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