Wilson: Hoops can handle the big occasion

28 October 2010 05:30
Celtic defender Mark Wilson has refuted the notion that Neil Lennon's team are big-game bottlers. Irishman Lennon took over from former manager Tony Mowbray in March with Old Firm rivals Rangers on their way to their second successive Clydesdale Bank Premier League title. And although the Parkhead side finished the season with eight straight SPL wins, they were knocked out of the Active Nation Scottish Cup by First Division Ross County. Celtic were dumped out of the Champions League and Europa League qualifiers at the start of this season before going on another eight-game winning run in the SPL - only to lose at home in the top-of-the-table clash with Old Firm rivals Rangers on Sunday. However, Wilson, 26, does not buy in to the idea that the Hoops do not have the players for the big occasion. "I don't believe that," the former Dundee United skipper said. "We have players who have played in the World Cup and Champions League and won league championships. We have a wealth of experience here. "It's not come together the way we have liked in the previous big games but there are plenty big games to come and I'm sure in those games we will show how good we are."

Source: PA

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