FOOTBALL: FEARING THE RED MENACE.
The Belgrade outfit are breathing fire after being told they must switch the second leg of their UEFA Cup clash away from potential trouble in the Serbian capital.
And Taylor still recalls how Yugoslavia tried to hack the England Under-21s in March, with ex-City striker Emile Heskey receiving extra-tough treatment.
Taylor said: "Red Star are very fit, strong, organised and young - with several lads from that Under-21 side.
"Given the circumstances and their complaints about being forced to stage the return game at a neutral venue, there is little doubt they will be fully wound up.
"If you were their coach, I'm sure there are certain messages you could give to them before kick-off.
"They are hardly likely to be less determined than they were before UEFA's decision and their coach is bound to be stoking them up."
Taylor, whose one injury worry is midfield man Neil Lennon's shoulder injury, admitted: "Red Star are also excellent footballers.
"They are a good team but we believe that we can face anybody with confidence at the moment.
"There is no reason why we can't beat them."
Red Star have until next Monday to nominate the venue for the second leg, with Sofia, Budapest and Vienna all understood to be under consideration.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 14, 2000|
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