Half empty Celtic Park not concerning Partick

Kris Doolan in action against Celtic. Picture: JP
Kris Doolan in action against Celtic. Picture: JP
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Kris Doolan admits Partick will still have their work cut-out to make themselves heard at Parkhead - even if the ground is half empty.

The Jags head across Glasgow for Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final looking to record their first win in the east end of the city since 1992.

Just 15,000 fans turned out to see Ronny Deila’s Hoops beat Hearts in the previous round and another meagre crowd is expected to turn out for Alan Archibald’s men.

But Doolan admits his side will have to make all the right noises if they are to follow Hamilton Accies’ lead and shock the Scottish champions on their own turf.

He said: “I don’t believe it’s an easier place to go there this season. When you go to Celtic Park there is going to be atmosphere. You can guarantee there will be an atmosphere one way or another

“But how many people turn up for them has nothing to do with us, we just need to concentrate on us.

“I’m sure Celtic will have a point to prove following their disappointments in the cups over the past few seasons.

“But so do we. We’re not just going there to soak up the pressure from Celtic for 90 minutes. We will go there and have a go.

“I’ve got no idea how strong a side they will put out. That’s up to Ronny Deila. But we can’t go there worrying about what Celtic are going to do. We have to be positive.

“Cup games are notorious for showing that anything can happen and hopefully we can go there to Parkhead and give our fans something to chant about.”