Mowbray relishing return to action

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Tony Mowbray is hoping Celtic extend their impressive record at Tannadice when they take on Dundee United on Sunday.

The Hoops' last defeat at United's ground was a 2-1 loss in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League in August 1999 and, after drawing 3-3 at Falkirk in their last outing a fortnight ago, the Parkhead boss is hoping to get back on track at a happy hunting ground.

Asked about Celtic's record at Tannadice, Mowbray said: "It's a statistic - let's hope it runs another 10 years! We are looking forward to getting back into league action again. Sunday can't come quick enough and we are ready to go, so let's hope we find a level of consistency over the next three or four months."

Mowbray has a few injury concerns but will not allow that to distract attention from his side's bid to retain their place at the top of the SPL.

The former Hibernian and West Brom boss said: "It's as reported, we have one or two people out, but we just get on with it - no excuses.

"Scott Brown, Artur Boruc and Shaun Maloney are injured, Stephen McManus is suspended and Glenn Loovens trained today, so we will wait and see how he is."

If Loovens does not recover from his groin injury, it could well mean a debut for 18-year-old summer signing from Stockport, Josh Thompson.

When asked if his young stopper would be ready, Mowbray responded: "He'll have to be!"

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