Barry Ferguson rejects Celtic striker's 'too dangerous' Alloa claims: 'That's not in my make-up'

Barry Ferguson has responded to Giorgios Giakoumakis’ claim that Alloa “crossed the line” in their conduct against Celtic.

Celtic captain Callum McGregor was forced off after a contesting a high ball with Adam King and Liel Abada and Guchi also picked up injuries during the Scottish Cup win at the Indodrill Stadium.

But the Wasps boss insists while his team were aggressive, they would not intentionally hurt their fellow players after Celtic’s Greek striker claimed the game became “too dangerous”.

Ferguson said: "One thing about my players is they're 100 percent committed. They don't go out to try and hurt fellow professionals.

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“I asked them before the game to be aggressive, to get in Celtic’s faces and try to make it as uncomfortable as possible for them.

“But in terms of us going out to hurt players? That’s not in my make-up. If I thought any of my players were up to no good they wouldn’t be playing in my team.

“So I was a bit disappointed to read those comments from Giakoumakis.”

Ange Postecoglou fears the 2-1 fourth round win will come at a cost with McGregor facing weeks on the sidelines with an injury described as “significant”.

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Callum McGregor is forced off with a head injury in the 2-1 Scottish Cup fourth round win. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Ferguson expressed sympathy for the Scotland midfielder on Go Radio Football Show and added: “He’s the most important Celtic player.

"Obviously Ange Postecoglou will be devastated at losing a top player who’s his captain and leader as well.

“I don’t know him personally but it strikes me it needs to be serious to make him come off. For me, he wants to play every single minute of every single game so it must be serious.”

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Alloa manager Barry Ferguson has hit back at claims his team went "over the limit" against Celtic. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
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