‘Keeper Craig Samson feels the home advantage could give Motherwell a boost ahead of this Saturday’s clash with Celtic.
And he added that the standard of opposition doesn’t concern him as a goalkeeper, he just wants to perform as best as he can every single week.
Speaking to the press this morning, Samson said: “It’s a game that we’ve got to go into and focus on the match and have a system that the manager has put in place that we’ll work on today and tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get something out of the game.
“As a goalkeeper you’ve got to go in to the game and hope that you can perform the way that you can every week – it doesn’t make a difference if it’s Celtic, Kilmarnock or Dundee.”
[pullquote]We’ve got to go into and focus on the match and have a system that the manager has put in place that we’ll work on today and tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get something out of the game.[/pullquote]
Last time the two sides met, the Steelmen lost narrowly 2-0 at Parkhead, and Samson admitted the team stuck to what they had prepared but were unlucky.
He said: “I think we had a game plan that day that the boys put in to place very well and we were unfortunate at times not to get something out the game, but that was a while ago, so we’ve just got to look in to this one now.
“It’s at home this time. We’ve played Celtic twice this season and they’ve both been at Parkhead so we’ve got to take our home form in to the game on Saturday and hopefully get something out of the game here.”
[pullquote]At Fir Park it’s a lot different, we’ve got our fans there wanting us to win, there’s not as much noise from the Celtic fans and it does make a difference.[/pullquote]
He added: “It’s a different task for them and a different task for us to play them at our home stadium.
“It’s not about the atmosphere being more daunting, it’s just that you want to play in front of your own fans and when you play away to Celtic there’s 60,000 fans who want you to get beat, whereas here at Fir Park it’s a lot different, we’ve got our fans there wanting us to win, there’s not as much noise from the Celtic fans and it does make a difference.”
He continued: “Everybody would rather play at home rather than away – it’s your own surroundings, you know everything about the club, they don’t know that when they’re walking in the door, some of them wont have played here before, so that’s something hopefully we can use to our advantage on Saturday.”