St Mirren v Celtic: “We are going to play in grey again,” Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou admits that he is not a fan of the Celtic third strip that was worn the last time his team played at St Mirren’s stadium back in September but The Celtic manager also confirmed that that awful grey shirt will be worn again this afternoon, due to a refereeing decision.

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St Mirren won that first encounter 2-0 in what was a rare off day for Celtic, with Ange afterwards accepting that he perhaps made to many changes to the side with balancing the squad for the Champions League on his mind. He headed over to Australia for a short promotional tour to promote the forthcoming Sydney Super Cup Tournament and joked that he’d had to leave the country because Celtic lost a game in the Scottish Premiership.

What are fasts are firstly that Celtic haven’t lost a domestic match since that 2-0 defeat to St Mirren and second, that grey strip has not been seen since. Indeed don’t think it’s even been seen being worn by a supporter at a game!

Speaking ahead of the return trip to Paisley to take on St Mirren at their SMiSA Stadium, The Celtic manager confirmed that grey would indeed be the colour Celtic will be wearing in the midday kick-off as the Scottish Champions look to secure the three points that will restore their long held nine points lead at the top of the league looking down on theRangers who beat Kilmarnock yesterday with a stunning assist from Willie Collum and VAR for theRangers penalty we predicted Tavernier would get yesterday on The Celtic Star.

“I think we are going to play in grey again. I don’t like it either but it is what it is, mate,” Ange Postecoglou said ahead of the match, as reported by Scottish Sun. “It was harder to distinguish between players than it would be if there was a clearer distinction between the strips. But it is the referee’s decision and we abide by the referee’s decision.”

Asked if the shirts interfere with the players’ peripheral vision, Ange replied: “C’mon mate, c’mon. There will be numbers on their shorts and socks and I am sure they can tell who is wearing a similar one.”

On the game itself Ange had this to say about St Mirren: “Yeah, they are a difficult team to play against. If you look at their position in the table you can see they are very consistent. Particularly at home, they have got some great results, so, yes, they are always a challenging opposition. But for us nothing really changes.

“We just have to play our football and when we do that, when we successfully impose our style upon games we are hard to stop.”

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