It’s a return to Paradise on Saturday as Celtic welcome Livingston to Celtic Park for a 3pm kick off.
We go into this game in much better form and confidence pumping throughout the team and the fans. When we last played LivI back in September they beat us 1-0 in West Lothian. Since that game we are unbeaten in the league with a home draw against Dundee United the only disappointment.
We are also on the back of an excellent first half performance away to Hibs at Easter Road. The game finished 3-1 but we could have scored 5 or 6 in a blistering first half display. The second half we put on a decent defensive performance to keep Hibs to the one goal and saw the game out comfortable.
Looking at the fixtures up to the next Glasgow Derby on 2nd January, I would be quietly confident of taking maximum points the way the team have been playing in recent weeks. Trips to Dundee United and St Johnstone look the most difficult. The same can’t be said for those across the city, they had a favourable opening run of games, with Hibs, Hearts, Aberdeen and Celtic all playing at Ibrox, they now have the reverse to contend with.
Livingston are sitting 9th in the table, with a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats, they have 11 points from their 11 games. In the last three games they have beaten St Johnstone 3-0 in Perth, Ross county 3-2 in Dingwall and held to a 1-1 draw at home to Dundee United, so they look like they have hit a bit of form.
A win tomorrow will see Celtic go a point clear at the top of the league with a real chance to put pressure on Rangers before they face Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday.
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.