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‘WHAT WE FACE AGAINST CELTIC,’ McINTYRE

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ROSS COUNTY have gone seven games without a victory – but boss Jim McIntyre believes his team are ready for the test against Celtic in Dingwall tomorrow night.
The Highlanders’ gaffer reckons his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle at the weekend was a reason for encouragement.unspecified-110
McIntyre said: “Our second-half was better. In the first-half, Partick had the better of it, although, having watched the game back, they’ve not cut us open. It was all shots from distance, although still too many for our liking.
“In the second-half, we changed things about and were far more on the front foot. We’ve hit the post, scored and should have had a penalty. Ryan Dow had a last-minute chance, as well.“Our attempts at goal were better opportunities than Partick’s chances, so that was very encouraging. It was great to see the substitutes come on and give us that impact and I thought all three subs did that for us.

“Our back-four players were excellent. We really defended our box well. We also defended crosses really well through really good positioning. They deserve a lot of credit for that.

“Against Celtic, we’re certainly going to have to defend well. They have pace in abundance and a good physicality in their team, as well.”

Celtic’s only domestic blemish this season has been in the Highlands when Inverness grabbed a late equaliser to grab a point and end Celtic’s 100% record in this season’s Premiership. Tomorrow County will be aiming to add to Celtic’s Highland woes.
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