Striker Junior Morias knows St Mirren will have to be clinical to get anything against Celtic this afternoon. 

The 24-year-old has found game-time limited recently with Jon Obika striking up a partnership with January arrival Alex Jakubiak.

But the Jamaican forward knows that, with the energy which the players will have to expend in trying to keep the champions at bay, everyone will need to play their part at Celtic Park.

He said: “Celtic are the best team in the league and it is a hard place to go. We tend not to see the majority of the ball at Parkhead but if we get a chance we have to take it.

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“The times we have played Celtic we have had a structure that has done okay. We have to make sure we implement the game plan again and we have a bit of luck.

"At places like Celtic Park you can’t switch off or you will be punished. From their goalkeeper right through the team, they have good players - we have to concentrate for the full game. We can’t afford to switch off for a second. The thing is we have to have faith that we can go there and get something. Anything can happen in 90 minutes.”

Morias is yet to find the back of the net in 2020 and knows Parkhead would be the perfect place to break his duck for this year. 

The former Northampton Town man has only managed to net twice since making the summer move to Paisley, but he’s focused on the positives and getting back in the team as quickly as possible to get the goals which fire Saints to safety.

Morias continued: “I always look at the positives and since the turn of the year we have went on a decent run. I think about the team more than myself.

"I know I haven’t scored in 2020 but I am convinced the goals will come. Sometimes it happens and you have to keep going. When results are going well you can’t exactly chap the manager’s door to play, it is about being professional and coming in and doing my job for the team.

"Danny Mullen and Jon Obika played up top, then Jon and I played together, now it is Jon and Alex. That happens in football, but you have to make sure you are ready.

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“In 90 minutes anything can happen, as long as you concentrate and work hard. We always do that anyway. We have nothing to lose in this game.

"Everyone expects us to lose, so we will go there with belief we can get something and then we will see what the game brings.”

Celtic v St Mirren kicks-off at 3pm this afternoon.

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