Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has disclosed that the Hoops’ preparations for their game against Partick Thistle won’t change despite the end of their unbeaten run.
The Bhoys’ British record of 69 domestic matches without defeat came to an end in a 4-0 defeat by Hearts, and Davies has told Celtic’s official website that plans for the game against Partick will continue to be the same as they were for every game in the record-breaking run.
He said: “The focus has always been the next game and the consequence of this work has ended up in records being broken.
“Our mantra and focus is win the next game and be our best and everything else will take care of itself – the success, the trophies and the records or whatever it may be.”
The Bhoys were convincingly defeated against Hearts, a defeat which had looked on the cards after a series of indifferent league performances, but will be hoping to make amends against a struggling Partick Thistle side.
The first match between the teams this season was a dull 1-0 victory for the Celts in Firhill back in August, a game most notable for a fine first Celtic goal by Olivier Ntcham.
The Hoops go into Wednesday’s game against Partick only two points ahead of nearest challengers Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, but with the chance to extend the lead to five points with a victory over the side bottom of the table.
The Celts and Aberdeen then meet on Saturday at Celtic Park in a match which could have huge ramifications in the Scottish Premiership title race.
In other Celtic news, James McClean has once again stated his desire to one day play for the Bhoys