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Celtic 'panicked' at Alloa as heavy challenge on Hoops captain branded 'fair' by Wasps ace after fierce backlash

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Alloa put down some heavy challenges when Celtic came to town - but Rutherglen’s Alan Trouten says they were tackles that had to be made.The Wasps - who play in League One - went down 2-1 to the Hoops in Scottish Cup fourth round action after goals from Giorgos Giakoumakis and Liel Abada.

Conor Sammon pulled one back for Barry Ferguson’s side but it was too late.Adam King’s tackle on Celtic captain Callum McGregor has left the Scotland star with a long-term facial injury and Mouhamed Niang’s tackle on Yosuke Ideguchi also led to calls for a red card.Trouten came off the bench in the match and insisted on their ‘hammer-throwers’ tag: “That wasn’t me!

It wasn’t me putting in some of those horrendous tackles, I would be calling us the same! No, listen, we need to try and get close to players like that.“There were a few tackles that ended up being a bit late but we were playing against international players who are fitter, sharper and stronger.

We need to try and get there."The odd time you will be late. I think the one with Callum McGregor, that was a fair challenge.

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