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Yogi: No smite at end of tunnel.

JOHN HUGHES believes a touch of tunnel vision can help Caley Thistle shock Celtic today.

The Inverness boss knows the outcome can be decided before a ball is kicked at Parkhead.

Yogi enjoyed 18 months with the Hoops in his playing career and saw many opponents lose matches in the tunnel.

But he's confident Caley Thistle - who won at Celtic Park in 2012 under old boss Terry Butcher - will stay strong.

Hughes said: "I've taken the boys through the scenario of Celtic winning in the tunnel. I've seen what that environment brings - a trepidation and an anxiety.

"But the only reason it comes is if you don't have great belief, trust and confidence. I trust them all, so why should they go there with trepidation? "I always remember at Parkhead the first time we played Falkirk and my best mate in football, Neil Oliver. He was looking for that wink, that handshake or that bit of comfort.

"He said, 'The veins were standing out on your neck and I was standing opposite you - I thought I was your mate.' "He was looking for that wee bit of relief from me but it was just a stare - tunnel vision going into the game. That's what happens at Celtic."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 1, 2014
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