Ross County manager Malky Mackay says his players will enter ‘a cauldron’ when travelling to a sold-out Celtic Park this weekend.

Celtic have confirmed they have sold every ticket for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership match with County. It’ll be Mackay’s first competitive match as a manager against the side he played for between 1993-1998 and he’s told his players that a fiery atmosphere awaits them. County are still awaiting their first league win of the season.

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Mackay returns to former club Celtic this weekend as Ross County search for a first win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s an occasion that Ross County – who have no away allocation for Saturday’s match – should relish: “I want players to want to play at the biggest arenas possible. You are in a cauldron up here. We watch football every night, you are talked about every day and analysed every night. You will play in front of 60,000 at Parkhead.

“Why would you not want that on your CV? I have had that myself. I have stood in front of that crowd myself and played, and it’s something every player should want to do. Having been at Parkhead and knowing what it’s going to be like, I cannot wait for the weekend.

 

“I have spoken to the players about it, they should be walking out that tunnel with their chests out and shoulders back.”

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