Stephen Robinson believes Motherwell have the quality to give Celtic a game on Saturday, so long as everyone is at the top of their game.
The ‘Well boss says it is paramount his team follow the gameplan set out to be able to go toe-to-toe with the champions.
On the test Celtic will pose
“It’ll be a real early test for us against Celtic. We know what sort of qualities Celtic have.
“But we believe we’ve got quality in the side as well. We have to make sure we put our stamp on the game. We didn’t last week.
“We matched the battling qualities of Livingston. The game was reduced to a scrap, if we are totally honest.
“But it up to us to make sure we put our stamp on the game. We will have that opportunity again tomorrow.
“Our players will be aware of Celtic. I’d be a bad manager if I didn’t make them aware of the threats. But it has to be about us.
“We have a terrific home record here.If you look from Christmas, we have won an incredible amount of games for us.
“It’s something we go in very confident [about]. We will try and take our game to them. We will try and press, and we will try and get our wide players on the ball to cause problems.
“To win the game, we have to have 11 players at the top of their game. You perhaps need a couple of Celtic players to have an off day as well.
“But I am confident. We go into the game in very, very good form. We’ve not conceded a goal yet.
“We are organised. Last week, we were organised. We were defensively sound.But we didn’t play.
“We didn’t get the ball into the areas we wanted to often enough.
“We will be a different kettle of fish at home. We have to be very aware of Celtic’s threats, especially with the quality they have in forward areas.”
On stepping up to Premiership standard
“They’ll certainly have seen the extremes of Scottish football.Even the surfaces… our pitch is magnificent.
“You’ll have two teams playing, moving the ball very quickly and trying to take control of the game.
“There’s no right and wrong way to play football. Livingston played to their strengths. They do it very well, so why not? Gary has done a very good job there.
“Neil Lennon will play to Celtic’s strengths. And we will play to our strengths. It’s a game I am very much looking forward to.
“It’ll be completely different to last week. The thing we have to do that we didn’t do last week is put our stamp on the game.
“It’s us trying to take the game to Celtic, which is obviously a difficult one. But when we do land on the ball, we [have to] try put our gameplan in place.”