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‘WE CAN BEAT CELTIC,’ CLAIMS CONFIDENT CADDEN

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MOTHERWELL’S Chris Cadden has said that Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Celtic could prove to be an upset, if Motherwell perform like they know they can.

Stephen Robinson’s Steelmen comprehensively beat Aberdeen and Rangers on their way to the Hampden showpiece and Cadden believes that his side can go all the way and lift the trophy.

The 21-year-old paid homage to Brendan Rodgers’ team, who are unbeaten in 64 matches, as the ‘Well look to rectify the demons of their 3-0 defeat to Celtic in the 2011 Scottish Cup Final – their last visit to the national stadium as finalists.

“They are a good team, but it’s 11 men against 11 at the end of the day.”

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However, the midfielder, who is a product of the Motherwell academy, believes that there is no reason that there cannot be an upset at Hampden.

“We’ll go in with a bit of confidence and, if we go out and do what we do, there’s no reason we can’t go and beat them.

“If we go out and do what we did against Aberdeen and Rangers in the last rounds then there’s no reason why we can’t beat them.

“At the end of the day, someone’s got to do it, so why not us?

“If we go and win the trophy, it will be some achievement because we’ll have had to beat the top three seeds in the competition to do it.”

Cadden also hit back at critics that claimed that the Motherwell players were overly aggressive after beating Rangers 2-0 in the semi-final.

“We’re a physical team, we got a bit of stick, especially after the Rangers game, for it, but I think we are within the laws of the sport.

“It’s a physical game, it’s a contact sport and we use that to our advantage, but I don’t think we are over the top.”

Celtic face Motherwell on Sunday in a sold-out clash, live on BT Sport, kicking off at 3pm.

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