The champions are back in league action after our enforced postponement of Aberdeen and St Mirren games due to Bolingoli’s stupidity
Newly promoted Dundee United welcome Celtic to Tannadice for a 5.30 kick off today.
Celtic got back into action midweek against KR Reykjavik in the first Chamlions League qualifier, ending in an emphatic 6-0 win, setting up a second qualifying round match with Ferencvaros. A tougher game can be expected in the next round.
United have made a good start to the season, sitting fourth after two wins, a draw and a defeat. Last week they won 2-1 away to Ross County, curiously they have so far only drawn and lost their two games at Tannadice. Lawrence Shankland has not got started this season due to injury and has been rumoured with a move away, Guingamp the latest, in his place Nicky Clark has started the season well with 2 goals in 4 games.
Celtic are still on the look out for new additions after finally completing the signing of Albian Ajeti for a reported £5 million. Manager Neil Lennon has confirmed his interest in centre half and Celtic fan Shane Duffy, Brighton are reportedly looking for around £10 million for the Derry man, a fee that will be well out Celtic’s transfer budget however Tom Rogic may still be used as a make weight. Celtic favour a loan signing for the 28-year-old.
One surprising piece of transfer news coming from the Birmingham Mail suggesting Celtic were keen on a return of former loanee Oliver Burke. Burke started well under Brendan Rodgers but quickly faded away, seemed to lack confidence and a first touch, Burke is still young and been involved in several big money moves but I can’t see a return to the hoops any time soon.
It will be good to welcome Dundee United back into the league, but I can’t see anything but a Celtic win. 3-1 to the champions.
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.