Celtic may be the runaway favourites for Wednesday's League Cup tie against Alloa, but their manager says that counts for nothing.
Alloa Athletic boss Jack Ross believes side can cause a huge shock and knock Celtic out in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday, according to the Alloa Advertiser.
The Wasps have impressed in the tournament so far, knocking out Inverness, Ross County and Raith Rovers, but few people are tipping them for success against Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.
Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembele (below) netted two apiece as The Hoops battered Motherwell 5-0 in the last round in August, but Ross is adamant his side have nothing to fear ahead of his sides’ trip to Parkhead.
“I have told my players to look at it that we are two games away from a cup final,” Ross said, according to the Alloa Advertiser.
"The players have to go there and make sure they have their heads held high and their chest out just to deal with the occasion. We will also need things to fall for us on the night, but we will go and have a go because nothing is impossible."
The League Cup is no stranger to upsets, with Celtic suffering a stunning 3-1 defeat at the hands of Ross County in the semi-finals last season (below).
Rodgers’ side have an erratic record in cup competitions this season, too, losing to Gibraltan minnows Lincoln Red Imps and Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Champions League qualifiers before suffering their heaviest ever European defeat (7-0) against Barcelona in the competition proper (below).
Greig Spence and Iain Flannigan are unlikely to pose as much of a threat as Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, but Alloa will be hopeful of another below-par Celtic performance in the cup.