Following the 5-1 win over St Mirren in Scottish Cup last week, Celtic return to Celtic Park for league action, with Aberdeen the visitors.
Aberdeen have not been in the best of form culminating in the removal of Jim Goodwin as manager, in the hot seat albeit temporarily is another former Celt, Barry Robson.
The Dons find themselves 7th in the league with a record of 10 wins, 2 draws and 13 defeats. They got back to winning ways last week, beating another struggling side, Motherwell, 3-1.
This was on the back of five defeats in all competitions, which seen them eliminated by Rangers from League Cup, 2-1, eliminated from Scottish Cup by West of Scotland side Darvel, 1-0 and heavy defeats to Hearts (5-0) and Hibs (6-0), these were followed by a home defeat to St Mirren, 3-1.
Last time we played Aberdeen at Celtic Park was Flag Day at the start of the campaign, when goals from Stephen Welsh and Jota saw Celtic win 2-0. Our game at Pittodrie in December was another Celtic win, as we came back south with a 1-0 victory.
Celtic have plenty of options all over the park, however Kyogo looks like he will be missing giving recent recruit Hyeongyu Oh the chance to shine from the start, the Korean forward’s confidence should be sky high after his first goal last week in the 5-1 win over St Mirren.
Following Aberdeen’s win last week, have they had a new manager bounce? They may have however I can’t see Celtic slipping up in the pursuit of another league title. With the unusual occurrence of both Celtic and Rangers (who travel to Livingston) playing at the same time on a Saturday, we can’t offer them any signs of light, and I don’t expect us to. Another couple of goals for Oh will do nicely.
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.