Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Strachan gets shirty at Celtic fans

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has no regrets about his controversial decision to leave Aiden McGeady out of Saturday's Old Firm defeat at Ibrox.

Strachan's decision to give Shaun Maloney his first SPL start of the year at the expense of the Republic of Ireland international was the main talking point after the Light Blues' 1-0 win, which took them two points clear of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions with three games remaining.

Seething Hoops supporters besieged radio and newspaper phone-ins and fans' message boards criticising their manager's surprising team selection.

At the pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow's visit of Dundee United Strachan, as usual, refused to give any credence to fans' forums.

However, when one reporter alluded to the possibility the Parkhead boss might have regrets about his starting XI, he retorted, "none whatsoever," before bringing the proceedings to a halt.