Efe Ambrose knows all about Livingston’s next opponents – and the Nigerian says the Lions won’t face a ‘weak’ Celtic this weekend.

David Martindale’s side are flying at the moment, winning eight on the spin. But a couple of tough ties await them, taking on Celtic away and at home in their next two games. Livi’s weekend hosts have been hit with Covid-19 problems though, 16 players and staff self-isolating.

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Ambrose and Livi face Celtic this weekend. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Closing in on the top four, Ambrose is targeting the top six, but points to aid that quest won’t come easy at Parkhead: “Celtic are Celtic, no matter what is going on around Celtic Park right now. We are still playing Celtic, no matter who is putting on the green and white.

“The most important thing is we know we are going to play Celtic. What is in our mind is to go there and keep the momentum going and play a good game. There is no weak Celtic because I have been there and I know that every player merits being there.

“They are not vulnerable. You saw what happened in Monday’s game against Hibs, they are still Celtic, no matter what you think. So we are not going to look at them as a weak Celtic, we are going to look at them as if we are playing their first 11, because that is the mentality. When you look at their weak side you never know what is going to happen.

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Tough test. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“They have the depth in the squad and everyone is up to it and they know what is going on around them and the title is at stake, so every game they play now is like a cup final to them.

“As it is for us. We want to finish in the top six, which is paramount for us, and do better than last season. The gaffer has put that in our mindset and for every player to get the best out of this season, to get another good result and then kick on again.”

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