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By ESPN Staff

Strachan laughs off Boruc's Hibs nightmare

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan revealed how he had a laugh with Artur Boruc following the Poland goalkeeper's nightmare against Hibernian on Sunday.

Boruc uncharacteristically blundered for two goals in the 3-2 defeat by Hibs at Easter Road.

Ahead of the CIS Insurance Cup clash against Dundee at Dens Park tonight, Strachan claimed there was no problem between him and the keeper.

He said: 'Boruc is a fantastic character. I was asked after the game if I was going to drop him and I laughed at first until I realised it was a serious question.

'There won't be any sanctions, there is just a huge appreciation of what he does.

'Artur is a huge personality and huge personalities have to take it on the chin now and then.

'We passed each other at training, laughed at each other and carried on.'

Strachan watched Dundee draw 2-2 with Stirling Albion on Saturday and the Celtic manager left Forthbank impressed with the First Division side.

He said: 'I went to see them on Saturday and they got a set-back losing a dodgy goal early on.

'They equalised and looked like the team that was going to win the game and then they lost another goal but they battled back again.

'They have got good energy in the middle of the park, their strikers are lively so it will be a hard game.'

Celtic skipper Stephen McManus, who in the last month has played in the Euro 2008 qualifiers and the Champions League as well as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, is not looking to miss out against Dundee despite the relatively low-key nature of the competition.

He said: 'Anybody would be disappointed to miss out on any game.

'I've sat in the stand before and watched people play in these games and trust me, I would rather be playing than not play in them.

'This side want to win as many trophies as we can and we know how hard it is to win trophies so we will be doing our best to win it.'