HIBERNIAN manager Jack Ross says he has absolutely no concerns at all about facing Celtic on Monday night once they return from their controversial trip to Dubai.

Celtic’s decision to travel to the UAE for a mid-season training camp during the Coronavirus pandemic has been questioned by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has raised concerns over whether strict protocols have been followed by the champions while abroad.

But Ross says he isn’t worried at all about the health of his staff or players as they prepare to travel to Celtic Park on Monday evening, and believes football clubs have been unfairly singled out for criticism.

When asked if he had any concerns about facing Celtic, he replied: “No, none at all.

“I would strongly disagree in terms of how respectful we’ve been of, first of all, the virus, and second of all the parameters we have to work within.

“I don’t think you spend as much money as we have as a club, on testing and satisfying the protocols, dealing with some of the other challenges that aren’t well documented, without taking it seriously.

“I can only speak for one club but we’ve been hugely respectful of the opportunity we’ve been given to get back to work and maintain that through the six or seven months we’ve been back.

“I have to say this. I’m not offering an opinion on Celtic being there or not. But what I’m saying is I don’t think they were the only ones there.

“Over the last few months, there have been a lot of people left this country and come back into this country. Whether you want to isolate it as football, that’s the only thing I would say.

“I’m sure, if you asked everyone on this call, that they’d know someone who has ventured overseas. I’m quite sure of that.”