Celtic are back in action with a crucial match in the league as Hearts travel along the M8.
Celtic and Hearts go into the game now 7 and 9 points behind Rangers due to them beating Hibs on Wednesday night. A win is paramount if we are to have any hopes of winning the league.
We go into the game after beating Aberdeen at Celtic Park on Sunday where the 2-1 shoreline probably flattered the Dons. That’s 8 games unbeaten in the league now.
The Jambos have had a good season so far since their return to the top division, sitting 3rd, two points behind Celtic. They have only lost twice in the league, most recently away to Motherwell a couple of weeks ago. They have a record of won 8, drawn 6 and lost 2, so too many drawn games has been their downfall so far. With ex Celtic players Craig Gordon and Gary Mackay-Steven and the likes of Liam Boyce and reported Celtic target John Souttar, they have plenty of Premiership experience in their ranks.
Celtic should be boosted by Tom Rogic and Carl Starfelt close to a return and James Forrest having featured in the last few games as he nears match fitness. The return of these three players will only benefit the team, Rogic had been in great form before his injury and his link up with McGregor and Turnbull in midfield was starting to click. Starfelt was starting to become the assured centre half we all hoped he would and Forrest was a massive miss last season, both in his goals and assists.
With a month until the transfer window, its imperative we do not fall further behind with the Derby clash at the start of January and the chance of reinforcements added to the team, the next month is massive.
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.