Hooper aims for perfect record
Celtic striker Gary Hooper has demanded that his side win every game to make up for their poor start in the SPL.
Last Updated: 15/11/11 4:36pm
Celtic striker Gary Hooper has demanded that his side win every game to make up for their poor start in the Scottish Premier League.
The Hoops trail rivals and leaders Rangers by 12 points in the league but they have a game in hand.
Neil Lennon's side have picked up in form in recent weeks with a win against Rennes in the UEFA Europa League and victory over Motherwell in the SPL.
They go to Inverness in the early kick off on Saturday with a chance to close the gap at the top of the table.
The next Old Firm clash is at the end of December, with 21 points up for grabs between now and then.
Hooper said: "We have got to win every game, no excuses. It is very important (to win on Saturday). We will go there like we did at Motherwell and get the three points.
"It's going to be a tough game. It's a long way from here and it is a tight pitch but there are no excuses now. We just have to get in and out with the three points."
Celtic have had to come from behind to win their last two games, with Anthony Stokes and Hooper scoring the goals.
But Hooper believes they have a new found confidence that will help them push on and up the SPL table.
He added: "Our focus is on three points on Saturday and nothing else. Those two games have made us more confident to go there and get them.
"But I will keep saying it - we have to win every game. No excuses."