Football - Home form enthuses Adams

Derek Adams is hoping his Ross County side continue their good home record against Celtic when the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions visit tomorrow.

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Football - Home form enthuses Adams

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Derek Adams is looking forward to a 'terrific atmosphere' against Celtic

The Hoops were fortunate to snatch an injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the start of the season.

However, when Neil Lennon's side visited again in March the home side dramatically fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 and the County boss is looking for his players to reach those heights again.

"Our points tally at home against the SPL champions has been good, I couldn't have asked for anymore," said Adams. "At the start of the season I'm sure we would've taken that and in fact are lucky not to have up picked up six points against them.

"We've played really well against them at home and it'll be another terrific atmosphere tomorrow.

"I think the players enjoy the atmosphere and pitting their wits against top class international players, if we can play to our maximum then we'll have a good opportunity to beat them."

A much-changed Celtic side missing Kris Commons, Joe Ledley, Efe Ambrose and Kelvin Wilson went down 3-1 to second-placed Motherwell at Fir Park last week.

Georgios Samaras, Charlie Mulgrew, Gary Hooper, and Fraser Forster will all definitely miss the trip to the Global Energy Stadium with Emilio Izaguirre also set to be left out as the champions take a breather before focusing on the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian later in the month.

Adams said: "Motherwell's win last weekend didn't really help us, it was bit of a hindrance because Celtic don't like to be beaten and will want to come here and avoid the same scenario.

"They had a few boys on holiday and they'll come back in and be rested up, so it'll be a much-changed team from last weekend."

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