Dundee striker Rory Loy says that there will be no advantage gained from playing Celtic just three days after their gruelling match in Amsterdam against Ajax.

The Hoops had to dig deep in the last half-an-hour of the match when down to ten men to claim a gritty and creditable point.

Loy knows though that the winning mentality instilled in Old Firm players won’t allow for any slackness against his Dundee side at Celtic Park tomorrow afternoon.

“Having spent five years at Rangers, there’s a mentality built into you at these clubs that you don’t lose,” he said.

“Whether you’ve been playing the day before and you’re playing the next day, it’s drilled into these guys that you just don’t lose.

“It’s a big ask whether they’ve played three days ago in Europe, or had two weeks off, it’s still going to be very difficult for us.

“At the same time, we possess a good squad at the moment, and if we go there and give our all then there’s no reason why we can’t cause an upset.”

The Celtic defence in particular has come in for criticism as they have fallen five points adrift of Aberdeen at this early stage of the season, and with Dundee’s strikers firing on all cylinders, they will be confident of causing problems for Ronny Deila’s side.

Loy is taking nothing for granted though, and knows the quality that exists in the opposition ranks.

He said: “Celtic is still Celtic at the end of the day, they’ve got a lot of good players. When they’re taking boys on-loan who have got first-team experience at Man United then it shows you the strength in depth that they have.

“They’re very strong, so we’ll prepare properly, give our best and we’ll see where that takes us.

“We’ve had a good start and there’s no reason we can’t go there and play well and take the three points.”