Celtic make the short journey across to the southside of Glasgow to take on Sevco in the Scottish Cup.
Our last chance for any silverware this season and a chance to win the Scottish Cup for five years in a row, should we get to the final and win it.
Celtic go into the game in probably the best form we have seen the whole season, still undefeated under interim boss John Kennedy. We had a great win last week against a Livingston side we have struggled with this season. Looking back at the last Glasgow Derby we were unlucky not to take the full three points instead settling for a draw.
Its a chance for the Celtic players to remind the whole of Scotland how good they can be. It would be a welcome boost to the supporters to knock out the Ibrox side on their own patch.
New CEO Dominic McKay starts at Celtic Park next week and a win would be a good start to his tenure, his first week could be even better if a new manager/head coach was appointed next week too.
Speaking on the clubs website on Friday, Kennedy said, “I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself or the team – it’s about performances, it’s about being clear. Sometimes the emotion of these games overrides the clarity of your judgement.
“We have to be clear in terms of what the game means and what we have to do to perform in that game and hopefully that brings a positive result.
“A massive part of Sunday will be about the result. Even if the performance isn’t perfect, we want to show the mentality and willingness to go and work and run, and even if we need to grind it out, we’ll try and grind it out.
“We know we’ve underperformed this season, Rangers have been very good, but we want to make sure that over the time the gap maybe isn’t as big as people think.”
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.
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