It’s the first home match of 2020 on Saturday as highlander outfit, Ross County travel to Glasgow for a 3pm kick off.
Celtic were convincing winners at Rugby Park on Wednesday, playing with two up front and with both Griffiths and Edouard on the score sheet, we can expect to see the two of them start again on Saturday.
The Ismaila Soro deal has finally been concluded to become the second signing of the transfer window. Whether Soro or Klimala are projects or first team contenders we will have to wait and see.
County are having a decent season back in the top flight, they currently sit 8th in the table a healthy 8 points clear of bottom side Hearts. However their form just before the winter break and since hasn’t been the best, they last won on 14th Dec, followed by a 4-0 thumping from Livingston and a home defeat to Motherwell. They were knocked out the cup last week by Championship side Ayr and then drew with bottom side Hearts midweek.
Neil Lennon told the gathered media at the pre match press conference that the injury suffered by Jeremie Frimpong may not be as bad as first feared, when the young defender was on the end of a bad tackle against Kilmarnock late in the game.
“Frimpong won’t be fit for tomorrow. He’s had a scan and we are waiting on the results. We don’t think it’s as bad as we first anticipated. The challenge was overly aggressive and could have easily been a red card. We’ll hopefully get him back as quickly as possible.” Lennon said.
Lennon was also pleased to see both strikers amongst the goals on Wednesday.
“I’m delighted with the contribution of Edouard and Griffiths. It’s given us some food for thought. The shape’s worked quite well, we’ve created good chances and played some super football.” Lenny continued. “Leigh’s got that bit between the teeth. He’s been training well and it’s great to see him back scoring goals and enjoying his football again.”
I’m sure we can all agree with that statement, well apart from Kris Boyd.
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.