The games come thick and fast at the moment as Celtic make the journey to Perth on Wednesday to play St Johnstone.
Last weekend’s turn of events mean we are back in the driving seat in the pursuit of 9 in a row. We have a run of away fixtures starting with the Perth side, while Sevco have several home matches. Its imperative that the team get back to firing on all cylinders as this could be a crucial period in the title run in.
St Johnstone are currently 8th in the table with 23 points, they have a record of W5, D8, L8. They beat Kilmarnock at the weekend 2-1 at McDiarmid Park, their first home league win since October. Tommy Wright may include new signing from Inverness 22 year-old defender and former Celtic youth player Jamie McCart.
Celtic finally announced that the Ismaila Soro deal had finally been completed with Neil Lennon saying, “if it stops there then great.” I would have like to see an experienced player come in, someone who wouldn’t be a project but with only a couple of days to go it might be we are done for the window.
The game will come too soon for Soro however Ryan Christie is back from suspension and Kris Ajer back from injury while Frimpong is awaiting scan results so misses out.
Lennon said at pre match presser, “Things will twist and turn maybe as we go along, we’re just concentrating on St Johnstone. I’ve not detected any change in the players emotions in the last couple of days. They are rising to the challenge as normal. We have to concentrate on our business and keep things nice and calm.”
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.