Fraser Forster believes Celtic's poor pre-season form is irrelevant ahead of their UEFA Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki.
Celtic have won just one of their five pre-season fixtures so far, being thrashed 4-0 by Ajax in Amsterdam before suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Norwich on Tuesday.
It could be considered a worry given that they face HJK Helsinki at Parkhead on Wednesday with their European ambitions for the season on the line.
But ahead of their next warm-up game against Serie A giants Inter on Saturday, the Celtic goalkeeper was keen to play down the significance of their recent results.
Asked if anything should be read into their defeats, Forster said: "Nothing at all, results are meaningless in pre-season. It is just about getting fitness and sharpness.
"The Norwich game was a step up from how we performed when we were away and that was a positive so it is just important that we take that into Saturday's game."
Parkhead was barely a third full for the game against the Canaries, but the former Newcastle keeper believes it will be a different story against the Finns next week.
"The fans have been brilliant since I've been here," he added.
"I think lots will come on Saturday and lots will come next Wednesday night.
"I think they understand the size of the game and will get behind the team and be that 12th man that we might need."
HJK Helsinki are well into their season and should be closer to peak fitness than their Scottish opponents for the two-legged clash.
But Forster, who penned a four-year deal at Parkhead this summer, is unconcerned.
"They are a long way into their season but we can't affect it so it's pointless worrying about it," he said.
"We have some brilliant players and there is no reason why we can't compete.
"They will be ahead fitness wise but we have another week with the sports scientists and we will be working hard between now and then.
"We just have to play the way we know we can play and the way we showed last season, and if we do that it should be a good game."