Bhoys boss backing Caldwell
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gordon Strachan will not be dropping Gary Caldwell after his nightmare in Portugal.
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan says he will not be adding to Gary Caldwell's woes by dropping the defender after his horror show against Benfica in midweek.
The Scottish international had a night to forget at Estadio da Luz as he scored an own goal after just ten minutes before then misjudging the flight of a long pass to allow Nuno Gomes to sneak in and score a second.
The Bhoys' other loss in UEFA Champions League Group F, a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United, saw Thomas Gravesen singled out for criticism after he twice lost possession to allow The Red Devils to score.
However Strachan says his club are not in the business of apportioning blame, stating that Caldwell will not be axed for his aberration - starting in Saturday's SPL clash with Hearts.
"There was no selection dilemma," said Strachan.
"Thomas Gravesen was given the blame for the game we lost against Manchester United at Old Trafford and now it's Gary's turn for personal criticism.
"But I'm not having it, if something happens to Celtic it happens to all of us, not one individual."