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Celtic boss Strachan explains Donati bench role

He said: "Sometimes you get it right, sometimes you get it wrong. But Massimo does not need to try to prove a point to me now. I know he's a good player.

"That's why I picked him ahead of Paul against Hearts last weekend, and he was terrific.

"I try to pick the team I believe will be the best on the night. I know it's very hard for Massimo to understand. But, as a manager, you are thinking, how are the opposition going to play?'

"I'd seen Barry coming on in games and closing people down, so I thought it might be his night. But it's brand new to him, even though he is 29.

"I've now had a look at players playing in different positions and decided what's good and what doesn't work.

"So it's not just the players who learned on Wednesday. I learned a lot as well, including one or two things about some of them."

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