Celtic are back at Paradise after a run of four away games in the league and cup. Making their way across the M8 is a struggling Hearts side fighting for their lives at the foot of the table.
Our form has been good since the winter break, with some players looking refreshed and energised since their return. Leigh Griffiths has been amongst the goals again and some of the injured players are on their way back, Elyounoussi made a welcome return on Sunday.
Hearts returned back from the break and beat Rangers at Tynecastle and have only been beaten once in 5 games. They still prop up the table with 18 points, a point behind Hamilton and have only won 3 league games all season. They signed Liam Boyce in January and he made an instant impact by scoring the winner against Rangers.
It will be interesting to see how Celtic line up, will we see the 3-5-2 formation that has seen us score freely, with Griffiths and Edouard up front or revert to a 4-3-3, with Elyounoussi and Forrest supporting Edouard. Plenty of choice for Neil Lennon.
With Sevco travelling to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock at the same time we play hopefully we hear a few cheers from the crowd as Kilmarnock get a result to heap more pressure on Gerrard’s team. Celtic however have to take care of matters against Hearts, which I fully expect to happen.
Mick Kane hails from Glasgow. He has been hooked on Celtic since he went to his first game when he was 7. Celtic beat Hamilton 8-3 at Celtic Park on the 3rd of January 1987. His favourite player at the time, Brian McClair scored four goals.
He started going regular as a 16 year old when Celtic played at Hampden for the season, being a Southsider it meant a short train journey to get to Hampden. From then he has had a season ticket travelled around Europe for games as Celtic became the dominant force in Scottish football again. A nice change from growing up during Rangers run to 9 in a row.