Celtic are back in league action today with an away trip to Dingwall to take on Ross County.
As seems to be the case most week, Rangers had the chance to cut the gap at the top to six points, which they duly did when they beat Dundee United at Ibrox yesterday. With the Glasgow derby taking place next weekend, we don’t want to give them any encouragement with a slip up in the Highlands.
The team has been announced, and despite several injuries, it’s still quite a strong starting eleven. Hatate misses out altogether due to injury, with his countryman Iwata replacing him in midfield. This could see Iwata as the holding midfielder allowing Callum McGregor to push forward. Mooy, Abada, and Ralston are all missing.
Celtic Fans on Route to Dingwall
Two B team stars find themselves with a place on the bench, Ben Summers and Rocco Vata will be hoping to see some game time having starred for the B Team in the Lowland League.
Our record against County is favourable with four wins in the last four, we have played three times in Dingwall in this period and won 4-1, 3-1 and 2-0.
County are currently second bottom of the table, just two points ahead of Dundee United. They have won six, drawn six, and lost seventeen games this season. They have won two games since the start of 2023, both coming in Dingwall, a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock, and a 4-0 win over Dundee United.
The Celtic starting eleven are, Hart, Johnston, CCV, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Iwata, O’Riley, Jota, Kyogo and Maeda.
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.