John Collins puts focus on Celtic

Celtic assistant boss John Collins

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Celtic assistant boss John Collins has urged his side to focus on their own game when they head to Motherwell on Saturday.

Motherwell appointed former Celtic striker Mark McGhee as boss this week and Collins feels there may be a reaction from the Fir Park side following the arrival of a new manager.

However, Collins has urged the players to focus on their own game and he feels anything other than three points in Lanarkshire will be a huge disappointment for the Celts.

“It’s a game we’ve got to look forward to,” he told Celtic View. “We have to go and believe we’re going to win the game.

“Teams usually get a reaction when a new voice comes in and everyone is back on a level platform. Everyone wants to prove it on the training pitch, but we’ll take a good support there and there will be a good atmosphere as always.

“We’re looking for victories and anything less than three points always leaves us disappointed. We won at Hamilton but never played as well as we’re capable of but we will take the three points.

“Every week we’re after three points and a good performance with lots of goals. That’s the target. That’s why we come to training and it’s what we strive for.

“We can’t predict what Motherwell will be like so we focus on ourselves. That’s what we do most of the time and if we play well and do the right things defensively then we’re happy. We know what’s really important is how we perform.”

Celtic are 1.30 to take all three points at Motherwell on Saturday and 81.00 to win the Europa League outright.

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