cptn_hooch wrote:If there's a man in recent years that knows how to beat Celtic...it's Kenny Miller...saying that I can't see us winning but I'm sure he'll set us up to frustrate them
Hope so, he had plenty to say to the Sevco manager after they got a doing from Celtic, so he must know it would be suicide to have an open game against them.
Burchill had Sevco's number in a couple of games before being punted, played to hit them on the counter and defend with the two banks in front of the 18 yard box, that's how we'll need to play on Saturday. Worries me that Miller doesn't want us to hit long balls from defence though and supposedly that's why Lithgow has been benched, because that's exactly what we'll need to do against Celtic.
You can't stick rigidly to playing one style, Hoppy didn't do that last season, you have to play to whatever is best against the opposition you're playing.
We'll soon see on Saturday though, if he makes mistakes then hopefully it'll be a learning curve for him, it's a free hit for us as Celtic are likely going to take 3 points off the teams we need to get above to stay up.
As much as I've been banging on about Lee Miller being played as our lone striker, I think we need to do that against Celtic, he's our best hold up player for long balls knocked up to him, but our midfield need to get up quick to support him once he has the ball. He'll be a good out ball to get us free kicks to take the pressure off us for a spell too though.
We've got good midfielders to frustrate them in a battle, Pittman, Keaghan and Byrne are excellent at breaking up play and harrying opposition players, if we play the right tactics we'd give them a decent game. I'm just not sure whether Miller will do so.