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Stephen Robinson says his 'ridiculous' superstitions are in the past as St Mirren boss prepares for Celtic clash

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Stephen Robinson admits his days of believing in lucky pants are well behind him. But he won’t stop his Buddies pulling up a charmed pair of socks or lacing up the same pair of boots if it helps them believe they can make lightening strike twice against Celtic this Sunday.

St Mirren are hoping to repeat the trick and topple the Hoops again on their home turf this weekend, having dished out a dominant 2-0 defeat to Ange Postecoglou’s side the last time they visited Paisley in September last year.

While Robinson won’t be donning the same outfit as that impressive victory, Celtic’s only domestic loss so far this season, the manager insists he’ll back any superstitions his players have if it helps them replicate the same performance and result on the park this Sunday afternoon.

Robinson told Renfrewshire Live Sport: “I used to be ridiculously superstitious. I used to wear the same socks, same suit, same shoes – whatever had worked previously.“Then I realised if my goalkeeper drops the ball at a key moment, it’s nothing to do with what socks I’m wearing.

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