Jim McGuinness on FAI coaching course ahead of Celtic - Rangers derby

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Jim McGuinness on FAI coaching course ahead of Celtic - Rangers derby
Jim McGuinness believes the month of February could prove to be a pivotal month for Celtic.

Jim McGuinness believes the month of February could prove to be a pivotal month for Celtic.

The former Donegal manager is the first-team sports psychologist with the Scottish Premiership champions.

All eyes in Glasgow are looking forward to this Sunday’s derby against Rangers in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

As well as trying to maintain their stance at the top of the Scottish Premiership, the side managed by Ronnie Delia also have pivotal Scottish Cup and Europa League fixtures.

“It’s a huge month for us,” the former Donegal manager told The Donegal Democrat late last week.

“As well as the Rangers games we have Dundee in the Scottish Cup and two legs against Inter Milan in Europe.

“We’re about to enter a very busy stage of the season but it’s a challenge. It’s a busy schedule with a lot of travel and a lot of games but it’s very enjoyable.

“There’s a lot of big games coming up. It’s a big month with four games that are essentially knock-outs.”

Celtic defeated Ross County on Saturday thanks to a deflected Kris Commons effort to move three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

McGuinness is completing an FAI Coaching Pathway and recently attended the FAI Kickstart 2 Coaching Course in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

He then started the next course on the pathway, the FAI Youth Cert Coaching Course, that began in Galway last week.