Thinking positively is something Accies must do at Celtic Park tonight says Sam Stubbs as Hamilton face a daunting Parkhead trip.
Accies make the short trip to Glasgow off the back of a 0-0 draw away to Livingston. It leaves them ninth in the table and a point off bottom prior to their Parkhead clash.
Stubbs thinks that Hamilton have to find self-belief if they are going to put up any sort of challenge against Neil Lennon’s side.
He told the Daily Record (page 51, 04/12/19): “We need to stick to a game plan and be positive. I don’t think it massively matters what formation Celtic play or the personnel they use, they are going to have a great amount of quality on the pitch.
“They are renowned for scoring goals and that’s what they’ve been doing. So it’ll be a challenge but we need to concentrate on ourselves and give ourselves the best chance.”
Stubbs halted Celtic last time out
Accies and Stubbs can take confidence from their last match with Celtic going into the Glasgow tussle. It may have ended in a 1-0 defeat, but Hamilton certainly frustrated their opponents.
A rigid defensive formation with five at the back and two defensive midfielders in Alex Gogic and William Collar halted Celtic. It wasn’t pretty but Brian Rice’s men sure made it effective.
Perhaps a similar plan may have to be adopted tonight. Hamilton simply don’t have the quality to outplay Celtic, so picking their battles based on their own strengths will be key.
Stubbs will hope for a good performance against the team his dad Alan is fondly associated with.