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Friday 20 April 2018

Mulgrew relishing attacking role

Charlie Mulgrew has vowed to add goals to his game in a bid to boost Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League title charge.

Despite being more used to playing at full-back, Mulgrew has been deployed in midfield in recent games and is determined to take advantage of his more advanced position.

Mulgrew has yet to open his goalscoring account this season but hopes that is about to change, as the Hoops prepare to take on his former club Aberdeen this weekend.

"I feel like I can definitely add goals," he said.

"I scored five last year from left-back so I think I can score goals, especially getting up the park and getting on the end of crosses coming from the other side and from free-kicks as well.

"So it does give you more chance of scoring goals."

He added: "I'm happy to play anywhere so long as I am playing but I do particularly enjoy left midfield.

"It allows you to get involved in the play, there are more chances of goals, you can get into the box and get down the park and you definitely feel like you are more involved."

Mulgrew believes Celtic's never-say-die attitude - as witnessed when they earned a last-gasp draw at Hamilton recently - has helped take them to the top of the SPL table.

"The team spirit is there," he told Celtic View.

"We have shown it a few times this season, scoring last-minute goals.

"We just need to keep believing right to the last minute, especially when you don't get the decisions you deserve.

"But it shows character that we can keep fighting on in how we got the goal late on against Hamilton and were unlucky not to win the game in the end.

"We just need to take things one game at a time and keep getting victories."

Aberdeen have been rejuvenated by the arrival of new boss Craig Brown and Mulgrew expects them to arrive at Celtic Park keen to make amends for their last visit to the east end of Glasgow.

He said: "After beating them 9-0 the last time, they will be back to try and prove a point so it's going to be a hard game.

"But, if we play the way we can, we can win the match."

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