Hamilton make the short journey to Celtic Park tonight in what could be a crucial night in the title race.
Celtic have been in excellent form this season and to be honest it is somewhat of a surprise that the team from the other side of Glasgow are still breathing down the neck of Celtic. They have a tricky journey up north to Aberdeen.
Hamilton are currently sitting 9th in a tightly contested bottom of the table, one point ahead of bottom club St Johnstone. They have a record of W2, D6, L7. In November they drew three games and lost to Rangers.
Celtic have had some good news ahead of the cup final on Saturday with the likely return to the fold of N’tcham, Bolingoli and Edouard. The game tonight comes to early for the latter two. As Neil Lennon explained in the pre match press conference.
“N’tcham has a good chance of starting. As regards Odsonne and Mohamed, no.” Lennon said. “So we will see how they are. Bolingoli won’t be make it for tomorrow. Bayo is back in training but it’s probably too soon and it’s as you were with Jonny, so we are confident he will be fit as well (for Sunday).
“We have another five days before the cup final but our main focus is on tomorrow and we will deal with what comes after the Hamilton game. But it’s good to see them back.”
With the likes of Forrest, Christie and McGregor still in the team and the recent return of Mikey Johnston then Celtic should prove too strong on the night, hopefully Aberdeen can do us a turn at Pittodrie to land a psychological blow to Sevco ahead of the cup final.
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.