Celtic coach on what will 'suit' Bhoys at St Mirren

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Celtic may have an advantage over St Mirren, according to assistant manager John Collins.

This evening, the Bhoys travel to St Mirren to take on the Premiership strugglers, and Collins has told the official Celtic website what may give them an advantage.

“I have heard good reports about the surface and that will suit us,” Collins said.

The Scottish giants will certainly be aided by playing on a good surface at St Mirren Park, with the Paisley-based ground playing right into their hands.

Ronny Deila has instilled a good attacking ethos at the club based around controlled football, and whilst the hosts have been struggling and may be tempted to play the ball long in the hopes of picking off Celtic mistakes, there is a good chance that Deila will force his players to stick to their usual game.

This also helps the state of the Bhoys squad considering the recent impact of intentional duty. Whilst many players were off with their countries and would rue playing on Friday night on a pitch that makes everything harder, they will head to St Mirren knowing that they can play their usual game and will not be forced to overexert.

If they were placed in this situation, there would be a much better chance of players making mistakes and them being pouched upon.

Thankfully for Celtic, St Mirren have created a welcoming game at Paisley, with the Hoops progressive style able to take advantage of the superb pitch on display.

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