Mark Gillespie has explained why Motherwell shouldn’t fear playing Celtic on their own patch.

The Steelmen head to Parkhead to face a Celtic side who’ve just secured one of their best European results in recent memory, winning 2-1 against Lazio. Motherwell are now tasked with derailing the Hoops.

Motherwell head to Glasgow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Needing a win to reclaim third spot going into the international break, Gillespie reckons his side’s recent display against Rangers should give them confidence away to Celtic.

He told the Motherwell Times: “We’ve got to take confidence from Ibrox. It will be a similar sort of game against Celtic. We’ll take a game plan that the manager gives us and we’ll try and execute that.


“At Rangers we were 10 minutes away from taking a point. So we’ll go there (Celtic Park) with no fear but respect them at the same time. Hopefully we can take a result from Celtic Park.”

Robinson has a Motherwell decision to make at Celtic Park

Against Rangers, Motherwell opted for a robust approach with two up front instead of the fast 4-3-3 Well fans have been used to for most of this season.

Can Motherwell implement a similar plan against Celtic at Parkhead? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It worked to great effect, with Rangers struggling to deal with the physical output Motherwell were putting into the game.

Whilst the end result wasn’t favorable, Motherwell certainly caused Rangers plenty of problems. A similar approach against Celtic could challenge the Hoops, even on home soil.

Robinson has a decision to make in that regard. He either has to go with the Rangers plan or aim to outplay Celtic with the regular 4-3-3. If Gillespie’s comments are anything to go by, the Well go there confident, no matter the approach.

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