‘No fear’ for Robinson as St Mirren look to shock Celtic again

St Mirren remain the only Scottish side to beat the champions this season.

‘No fear’ for Stephen Robinson as St Mirren look to shock Celtic once again SNS Group

Stephen Robinson will not deviate from his usual St Mirren game plan when cinch Premiership leaders Celtic visit Paisley on Sunday.

The Buddies remain the only domestic team to beat the league leaders this season, with an eyebrow-raising 2-0 home win in September.

St Mirren subsequently lost 4-0 in the league and 5-1 in the Scottish Cup at Parkhead against Ange Postecoglou’s side, who sit top of the table and are fresh from their deserved 2-1 Viaplay Cup final win over Rangers at Hampden Park last Sunday.

However, St Mirren boss Robinson believes that sticking to his usual approach will offer his side a better chance of a positive result.

The Northern Irishman said: “It is the same gameplan as every week.

“We have to be hard to break down, very disciplined where we press, we encourage players to play in certain areas of the pitch. It’s no different.

“You just have to be five, 10 per cent better at what you do.

“I think that is a lesson I have learned. When you go to some of the bigger sides, you change shape, change personnel, to cope with them but ultimately you are not playing your 100 per cent system or team.

“You are tweaking things to adjust to them but for me, the best way to go about it is to go with the system you are very good at which has been relatively successful with the squad of players you have got.

“We go with a game plan, one we are well versed in. We have a lot of respect but not any kind of fear.”

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