Bring on Celtic, says Dundee boss McCann

Dundee manager Neil McCann insisted they will still go to Celtic Park in search of victory in Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match.

The Dark Blues went down in agonising fashion to Motherwell 1-0 at Dens Park at the weekend when they were denied what looked like a blatant penalty when substitute A-Jay Leitch-Smith’s injury-time shot was blocked by the hand of Steelmen stopper Cedric Kipre.

Now the Taysiders, who slipped to ninth in the table on Saturday with just five games left before the split, face a big task away to Brendan Rodgers’ men in midweek as they strive for a return to winning ways but McCann is refusing to go to Glasgow and simply let the Hoops run all over them.

McCann said: “We’ve got to get ourselves back up for Wednesday.

“Yes, we’re hurting but it’s good to have another game so quickly.

“We’ll go to Parkhead with a positive attitude and try to get a positive result.

“We went down there earlier in the season and almost got a very good result so we’ll have another go at it.

“I always like my team to approach things in that manner and that’s what we’ll be doing come Wednesday.

“It’s going to be difficult now to get into the top six but we won’t give up on that just yet.”

Meanwhile, Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson believes they can head into this important week high in confidence.

Robinson said: “We’ve got Aberdeen in the league on Wednesday and then Hearts in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.

“We know what’s at stake. We are looking forward to it.

“We can play better than we did here but the lads are a great bunch who know they can give anyone a game on their day.”

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