Strachan wary of Hamilton
Saturday 15 November 2008
The Celtic manager Gordon Strachan warned against expectations of an easy win when his side take on struggling Hamilton tomorrow. The champions will travel to New Douglas Park top of the table after nine successive wins and on the back of arguably the most one-sided league game of the season when they coasted to a 3-0 home win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday. By contrast, after a bright start to their first season in the SPL, Billy Reid's young side find themselves already facing the prospect of a relegation battle having failed to win any of their last eight games. However, Strachan, pointed to a shock defeat at Falkirk two seasons ago when his side lost 1-0 to a Steven Thompson goal.
"It was the same situation as Accies [Falkirk had not won in eight games] and we got beaten, so we have had that reminder before. Everywhere we go to play, the opposition get themselves up for it." Young striker Cillian Sheridan, who grabbed a double against Killie, should partner Scott McDonald once again as Georgios Samaras makes his way back to full fitness.
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