It’s a cold foggy morning in Glasgow as we awaken to the Premier Sports Cup Final Day.
Celtic make the short trip to Hampden Park, a home from home in the past five years, to take on Hibs.
With recent form, showing Celtic should be clear favourites, that doesn’t take into consideration the injury problems we have suffered recently. Hibs have also sacked Jack Ross, with David Gray in the dug out on a temporary basis.
In the past five matches between the clubs, Celtic have won two, most recently at Easter Road in October, and three draws.
Celtic go into the game having won midweek with a 96th minute winner, scored by Anthony Ralston after having been dominant in the first half and struggling in the second half to break down the battling Highlanders, that is until Ralston popped up to head home. Ralston has become a fan favourite, due to his performances this year but his attitude is spot on, he has a bit of a swagger about him and can see he is confident playing under Ange, he has been like a new signing when most felt his time at the club was over, fair play to him, grasping the opportunity.
With a front three, of Abada, Montgomery and Juranovic playing against Ross County, we can only hope one of the recently injured forward players will be back for the final, I have a sneaky suspicion that Kyogo will be on the Hampden turf and his presence will offer a big boost to the fans and players alike.
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.