Dundee frontman Greg Stewart has warned the Dark Blues should be wary of wounded lions Celtic.
The Hoops crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Slovenian side Maribor on Tuesday night.
At the same time, Stewart and his colleagues were racking up a terrific 4-0 victory over Raith Rovers in the League Cup to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
The teams, therefore, go into Sunday’s Premiership clash at Dens in vastly differing frames of mind.
The feelgood factor is sweeping through the Dundee dressing room, while at Parkhead they will be wondering where it all went wrong in the wake of losses to Inverness Caley Thistle and Maribor.
However, there was a sensible note of caution from Stewart as he looked forward to meeting Ronny Deila’s side.
Stewart said: “We are still unbeaten so we have to go into the Celtic game thinking that we can take three points.
“However, with Celtic getting beat last week up in Inverness and what happened against Maribor, that might not be a good thing for us.
“They will obviously be looking to bounce back, especially after this latest defeat, so we have to be wary of that. It will probably make them even more dangerous.
“In saying that, we’ve got nothing to lose. I think we can go into Sunday full of confidence.
“It’s been a solid start and we have spoken about the importance of trying to keep that winning momentum going.
“As a young boy, you grow up dreaming of playing in these kind of games against Celtic.
“So hopefully on Sunday we can take our confidence and momentum into the match and we will see what happens.”
The Dark Blues’ record since the season started now reads two wins in the League Cup and a victory and three draws in the league.
They were in total control of the Raith game from start to finish, with Stewart’s nodded goal after just three minutes sparking it all off.
“Getting that early goal settled us down a lot,” said Stewart.
“I think that was my first header ever! I can’t remember scoring too many others with the head so I will take it.
“The move was something we worked on in training and it is always nice when it pays off like that.
“It can be easy to take your eye off the ball after you get a lead but the gaffer was on at us to keep the high tempo going.
“It was a case of keeping pushing and seeing how many we could get in the end.”
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