Celtic return to league action with the visit of Hibs to Celtic Park this afternoon.
With Celtic needing a miracle to qualify for the Europa League after midweek defeat at home to RB Leipzig, focus has to return to league matters.
There is no doubt we are going through a sticky patch at the moment, injuries mounting up and players out of form. The early season form that seen us hammer Dundee United and Rangers seems a distant memory as the team struggle to convert the many chances. The positive being that they have still been creating chances in most games.
A win over Hibs will apply a bit of pressure on Rangers, who don’t play until Sunday, and who suffered a heavy defeat against Liverpool. Anything short of a win will see Van Bronckhorst under severe scrutiny.
Hibs come to Glasgow in good form after a poor start to the season. They now sit third in the table and had won four games in a row until a 1-0 defeat away to Dundee United on Tuesday. Lee Johnson seems to be turning it around at Easter Road. They have won 5, drawn 2 and lost 3, with 17 goals scored and 12 against.
Ange Postecoglou has confirmed Jota will miss the game, however it looks like he will be back soon enough. David Turnbull and Stephen Welsh will also miss out.
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.