Motherwell player suggests an advantage against Celtic

Celtic's Kris Commons (Not Pictured) scores their third goal against Kilmarnock's Craig Samson

Motherwell will face Celtic at the Fir Park Stadium in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Motherwell goalkeeper Craig Samson has suggested on the club’s official website that home advantage will give his side a boost against Celtic this weekend.

Mark McGhee’s side will take on Celtic at the Fir Park Stadium in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

“We’ve played Celtic twice this season and they’ve both been at Parkhead so we’ve got to take our home form in to the game on Saturday and hopefully get something out of the game here,” the 32-year-old goalkeeper told Motherwell’s official website.

“At Fir Park it’s a lot different, we’ve got our fans there wanting us to win, there’s not as much noise from the Celtic fans and it does make a difference.”

“It’s a different task for them and a different task for us to play them at our home stadium,” added Samson.

“It’s not about the atmosphere being more daunting, it’s just that you want to play in front of your own fans and when you play away to Celtic there’s 60,000 fans who want you to get beat, whereas here at Fir Park it’s a ldot different, we’ve got our fans there wanting us to win, there’s not as much noise from the Celtic fans and it does make a difference.”

Craig Samson celebrates after Esmael Goncalves (Not Pictured) scores the first goal for St Mirren

Motherwell are sixth in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 15 points from 14 matches.

Celtic are at the top of the standings with 34 points from 12 matches, eight points clear of second-placed Heart of Midlothian with three games in hand.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are looking unstoppable in the league at the moment and will head into the match against Motherwell as favourites.

Celtic's Kris Commons (Not Pictured) scores their third goal against Kilmarnock's Craig Samson

However, as Samson suggests, playing at home will give Mark McGhee’s side an advantage.

If the Steelmen are able to score an early goal, then it will make things tricky for the Bhoys.

It is still hard to see the Glasgow giants drop all three points, and perhaps Motherwell should focus on earning a point from the encounter.

Motherwell will head into the match against Celtic on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Heart of Midlothian away from home in the league.

Celtic's John Guidetti in action with Kilmarnock's Craig Samson

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