Our very own Gladiator’s return to Celtic Park having conquered the Roman hordes, Lazio.
Coming back down to earth has not been easy since the last minute winner hit the back of the net in the Stadio Olimpico. This writer has watched highlights of the game about ten times and seeing the fans, players and staff celebrate as one was a joy to behold.
However we have to get back to league action on Sunday and focus our energies on pushing the team towards 9 in a row.
Motherwell are the visitors and have been having a good season, currently sitting in third before this weekend’s round of matches, a point ahead of Aberdeen. The Steelmen have a record of W7, D1, L4. Having won their last two league matches against Kilmarnock and Livingston they will travel the short journey to Celtic Park with some hope of getting a result.
After beating Lazio at Celtic Park a couple of weeks ago, we had a difficult away match to Aberdeen to play, we came through that with flying colours and if we get anywhere near the performance from that game then we should win comfortably.
Leigh Griffiths might feature at some point having been back in training, it would be a welcome sight to see the striker get some action. Elhamed, Rogic and Bolingoli may miss out. Expect Frimpong to slot in at right back, with Hayes or Taylor at left back.
We could be in a position where Rangers are ahead of us in the table with them having an early kick off away to Livingston so imperative we have as strong a team out as possible to get the three points.
Celtic should prove too strong for a decent Motherwell team, especially with the fans likely to be right behind the hoops after the midweek heroics.
Scroll down for Neil Lennon’s press conference ahead of Motherwell clash.
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.