Another international break over for now and it’s a return to Paradise for Celtic as Ross County travel down from the Highlands.
The international break has brought about an injury for Kyogo, with Ange telling assembled media at the pre match presser that the Japanese star could be out for four weeks. Looks like he will miss out on games against Betis and Leverkusen amongst a few league games. Disappointing news, however it gives the opportunity for new signing Giorgos Giakoumakis to show us what he is about.
As I write this news has broken that Dom McKay has left his position as Chief Executive apparently for personal reasons. Already rumours are flying around. Whatever the story is its another disappointing story to come out after the Kyogo news.
County come to Glasgow looking for their first league win of the season, they have played 4, drawn 2 and lost 2. Currently 9th in the table with 2 points. Former Celt, Malky Mackay has a tough job ahead. The Highlanders did come to Glasgow last year and knock us out of the League Cup, it would be a big a surprise if they left Glasgow with anything this time.
With Kyogo ruled out, expect Giakoumakis to lead the line for his debut and we could see another new signing Jota play on the left wing. I also have a feeling Scales will come in at left back.
It’s a Saturday 3 o’clock kick off for team.
On Sunday the ladies team are in Derby action as they welcome champions Glasgow City to the Penny Cars Stadium, both teams were the top two last year and if Celtic harbour any chance of winning the league then beating perennial champions City will go a long way to realising that dream.
The Celtic Women team won their opening league game last week 4-2 away to Aberdeen.
Let’s hope for wins for both the men and women teams.
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.