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‘DON’T WRITE US OFF,’ WELL BOSS

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STEPHEN ROBINSON accepts Motherwell are underdogs against Celtic tomorrow, but warns they can upset the odds.

A lot of people are writing off the Fir Park outfit as they prepare to take on Brendan Rodgers’ side in the Scottish Cup Final.

The Hoops are 90 minutes away from making history by becoming the first Scottish club to win back-to-back trebles.

But Well are hoping to wreck their ambitions and emulate the success of their 1991 team that lifted the silverware after a memorable 4-3 extra-time triumph over Dundee United.

Robinson said: “There’s no expectation on us, everyone expects Celtic to win, but we’ve different ideas. We’ve created a real belief we can do something special.

“I don’t think there is any point in turning up if we don’t. We’re not going there to make up the numbers.

“The belief is not ill-founded, we’ve shown footage of ourselves, constantly we’ve searched through teams that have caused them problems and a lot of the footage was of us.

“I know that we’ve affected them, I know that we were a minute from winning the game at Fir Park, we drew with them with 10 men. It’s a hard task, we’re playing against a very good Celtic side, but it’s certainly not an impossible task.

“It’s not about anything other than becoming legends at the football club, we’ve told them that. That’s a really nice pressure, to be able to go and have the chance to win a Scottish Cup Final.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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