He knows he’ll be kept busy throughout the night, but Vaclav Hladky says his St Mirren teammates must savour their Celtic Park trip.

The Buddies head to Parkhead tonight to face Celtic, who they haven’t beaten in Glasgow since 1990. The away side currently sit a point off the Premiership basement.

Jim Goodwin’s side are down the bottom this term. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Despite the odds being overwhelmingly in Celtic’s favour, Hladky says he’ll enjoy the exciting experience.

He told the Scotsman (page 62, 30/10/19): “It is a great experience for everyone to play at Celtic Park. It’s big stadium, a nice stadium and this is what we do.

“A football career is so short sometimes and you have to enjoy every match like this. I am looking forward to it. It will be a very busy time and I expect a lot of work. You have to concentrate every single second, every very single minute.

Hladky says St Mirren must savour the Celtic game. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“We know that our defensive work is good and will be better and better, so we will keep working.”

 

Hladky will be up against it

Coming up against a Celtic side who have scored more than three goals on six occasions in the Premiership this season, Hladky knows he’ll be challenged in Glasgow.

St Mirren do boast a decent defensive record heading into the clash with the fourth best record in the league. That’s partly down to their goalkeeper’s shrewd work between the sticks.

A vital Paisley cog. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Putting the ball in the net has been a problem for Jim Goodwin’s side as they’ve only scored five all season. They won’t get many opportunities against Celtic so Hladky has to try and keep them in the game for as long as possible.

It’ll be a long night for him but Hladky is seemingly looking forward to testing himself against the best.

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