Motherwell have hit form ahead of their meeting with Celtic – and Callum Lang reckons the game comes at the right moment for the Steelmen.

The Well are in good spirits heading into Sunday’s match with the Hoops, picking up 12 points from the last available 18. They face a tough test against a Celtic team who have critics to answer after one win in six.

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Motherwell host Celtic on Sunday. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Last time out against Europa League-quality opponents, Stephen Robinson’s side lost 5-1 to Rangers. That game didn’t go to plan for Motherwell but Lang believes it could be a different story when Celtic come to Fir Park.

“It probably is quite a good time for us to be facing Celtic, obviously on the back of us getting some wins – so this probably is the best time to play them,” the Wigan loanee said.

“Against Rangers it didn’t work out for us. We were struggling to get going. But coming into this game, I think it’s a bit different. We’ve been on a good run and hopefully we can keep that up.

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Lang’s looking forward to the battle. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We look really dangerous going forward, and it’s not even just the starting front three, we can bring players off the bench that have a lot of quality as well. We’ve got a lot of numbers up front that we can hurt teams with, we just need to carry that on, because the defence are doing their job so we want to continue that.

“I think there’s a lot more confidence about the team now. We just want to forget about that game against Rangers and push on. I’m positive we can put on a good performance.”

Lang himself has enjoyed the last couple of weeks, scoring twice in as many games during 4-0 and 2-0 wins over Ross County and Livingston. After his Well career started with a red card on his debut, things have a taken a much more positive turn.

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Going good now (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic will provide a big test for Motherwell’s forward line but the Englishman reckons they have an opportunity to prove themselves: “It was a bit of a slow start for me but hopefully I’m up and running now and I can continue it.

“The team chopped and change at the start of the season but my aim is to play every week. That’s why I came here. If I can have a good game, it makes you look a better player when you’re up against better players, so we just want to go and perform and prove ourselves against Celtic.

“The gaffer picks the team and if I haven’t been doing it in training or at the weekend them I’m not going to be starting, so I just need to make sure I’m doing the right things every day.”
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