Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Ross Co

Saturday, 27 December 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Tannadice Park

Last Game

Dundee U 2 - 1 Celtic

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 12:15

Scots Prem

Mjallby wary of United threat

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby insists Dundee United will not be distracted by Peter Houston's departure as boss at the end of the season.

Last Updated: 22/01/13 at 18:54 Post Comment

Johan Mjallby: Expects Dundee United to provide a tough test

Johan Mjallby: Expects Dundee United to provide a tough test

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Houston decided last week to part company with United when his contract expires in the summer, but his players responded well to the news with a 3-2 victory at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Mjallby is confident the Tannadice men will be equally committed when they travel to Celtic Park on Tuesday night, and for the rest of the season, as they will not be too concerned with matters outside the team.

"It doesn't really matter because the players are going to be professional anyway," the Swede said.

"They have to think about their places because even if they know that Peter is not going to be there next season, there might be someone that knows he is going to become the manager and is looking at the team all the time.

"They need to perform and do as well as possible. I don't expect anything other than a good performance from them."

Mjallby expects another tough encounter with United and he believes Celtic will have to be wary of Jon Daly and Gary Mackay-Steven as well as Johnny Russell, who scored a hat-trick in that Rugby Park win.

"They are very, very good," Mjallby added. "They are a wee bit different, all of them, which is handy for Dundee United.

"Jon Daly is strong, a bit of an old-fashioned striker, very good in the air. Johnny is very nippy, with good movement, and can score goals. Gary Mackay-Steven is more of a winger and very good one v one."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property