What a week for Celtic, the last gasp winner over Dundee United along with Rangers conceding and injury time equaliser against Ross County set up the chance for Celtic to go top with a win on Wednesday.
And win we did!
A blistering first half performance blew away Rangers, who were lucky it was only three at the break. We will now see what they are made of, playing in front of fans is not for everyone! Especially disgruntled Sevconian’s.
We have Rogic and Bitton ready to return, we now have the strange feeling of options all over the pitch for the first time this season and with 5 subs allowed through the game, Ange has plenty of choice to freshen things up through the game.
We make the short trip to Fir Park on Sunday to face Motherwell in the early kick off, with a chance to extend the lead to add to the pressure before Rangers take on Hearts at Ibrox.
Celtic have a good record against Motherwell, with The Steelmen only winning once in the last 28 league meetings, back in 2015. In the last 10, Celtic have won all and scored 30 goals to Motherwell’s 5. The last time Motherwell had a result was a 1-1 draw in December 2018.
The Lanarkshire club are in good form, unbeaten in last five, with 4 wins and 1 draw, with no goals conceded in 4 of the games. They surprisingly sold top scorer Tony Watt to Dundee United in the transfer window.
As Ange said, getting to the top of the league in February means nothing, we now need to keep winning and put more pressure on Rangers.
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.