Matt O'Riley has praised Motherwell for their style of play - and their immaculate pitch.

The last time the sides met the 23-year-old struck a last-gasp winner deep into stoppage time to take all three points back to Celtic Park.

Brendan Rodgers' side have since continued their march towards more domestic success this season, by maintaining their healthy gap over Rangers at the summit of the Premiership.

'Well scored a late goal of their own in that game, as Blair Spittal thought he'd earned an equaliser for Stuart Kettlewell's team. It wasn't to be though, as O'Riley added to Luis Palma's earlier strike. 

The attacking midfielder is anticipating another tough encounter against the same opponent.

"Yeah, they were good in that game," he said. "I was impressed by them, they tried to play quite a bit which is credit to them.

"It would be a crime not to play football on their pitch, though, because their pitch is very nice. But yeah, I thought they were good. 

"It's going to be a tough game. Every game is tough, you know, they pose a different challenge each week. 

"In Scotland, some teams want to go man for man, other teams want to play five and shut up shop. So, there's always a different challenge and I respect all the different ways of playing."

The new Danish international has been in fine form for Rodgers' side so far this campaign, hitting the goal trail and providing plenty of assists. 

His club form led to his senior debut for Denmark last weekend against Northern Ireland - and he's revealed that a life coach has played a vital role in helping him become a more confident individual. 

He added: "I feel stronger. Both mentally and physically, which is progress.

"As long as I am improving then I am heading in the right direction and I feel I have done that this season.

"I have a clearer mind first and foremost. I am more open when I am on the pitch.

"I have taken a bit of pressure off myself. I am not going into every game expecting to score, I am just going into games trying to do the best I can for the team.

"The big thing that has helped the most is just being in the best frame of mind in my head.

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"Most people will say when you feel good in your mind it will naturally translate onto the pitch. That is something I try to give a lot of attention to."

"I meditate a lot. I speak with my, I don't even know how to describe him, my friend/life coach who lives in India regularly.

"I work with him a lot in terms of speaking about things, which were maybe kept inside me for a long time.

"I might have not had, not necessarily the courage, to speak about, but the knowledge to just understand how to speak out about it.

"That has helped me loads and it has helped me to be a more rounded person overall I would say."