Hoops' Robson stays positive
Celtic's Barry Robson is confident he will break into the team, despite a lack of opportunities.
Last Updated: 08/04/08 6:23pm
Celtic midfielder Barry Robson is confident he will break into the team at Parkhead and so is happy to wait until his opportunity comes.
His comments come just days after team-mate Derek Riordan blasted manager Gordon Strachan for his lack of playing time.
But Robson is more positive about his own situation, despite only starting three times since joining from Dundee United in January.
The 29-year-old, who has made most of his appearances from the bench, believes his time will come if he continues to work hard.
He said: "I knew it was going to be hard. You have a lot of great players at Celtic and you don't just go straight into the side.
"You need to know the way the team play, get to know everybody and work your way into the side.
"There is Shunsuke Nakamura and Aiden McGeady here, wide players like myself, and they are two fantastic footballers.
"But if you get your head down and do it on the pitch then you have every chance.
"You've just got to be confident that you can break into the side and I'm confident I can do that."
Celtic's chances of retaining their title took a major knock on Saturday with their home defeat to Motherwell.
This leaves them seven points behind leaders Rangers, who also have a game in hand, leading many to believe the Hoops are now out of the title race.
But Robson still believes the champions can hold onto their title, especially as they still have to play Rangers twice at Parkhead on 16th and 27th April.
He said: "I still think we've got a chance. We have been playing well lately, we just haven't been scoring a lot of goals.
"I know it's going to be tough and I know how good Rangers have been but if we win all our games and win the two Old Firm games at Parkhead, we are still in there fighting.
"There are a lot of twists and turns to come."
He added: "Once the goals start coming we will be fine.
"And if we win every game from now until the end of the season then we have every chance of keeping our title."