Another midweek and another game for Celtic, a home match against St Mirren in the league.
The Bhoys come into the game on the back of some great results, Lazio at Celtic Park last midweek and the weekend demolition of Aberdeen. So confidence should be high as we take on the buddies.
Ryan Christie returns after his suspension, while Bayo and Rogic may miss out. In other good news, Mikey Johnston and Leigh Griffiths are expected back in training this week.
The Paisley side sit 10th in the table with 8 points, one more than bottom club St Johnstone. They have a record of W2, D2, L6. So anything they get from Celtic Park would be a welcome bonus. There only wins were an early season win at home against Aberdeen and they beat fellow strugglers St Johnstone a couple of weeks ago, again in Paisley.
Celtic will be overwhelming favourites and with the likes of Elyanoussi, Forrest, Christie and Edouard on the pitch, understandably so.
“The way the team’s playing, we are in a great place at the minute psychologically so I would imagine they want to get back out on the pitch as soon as possible. Fantastic performance at the weekend which capped off a great week and now we go again.” Celtic boss Neil lennon said at the pre match press conference.
Lennon continued, “We want that momentum that we’ve picked up the last few games to carry on tomorrow night. We expect the game to be difficult. We expect St Mirren to fight and we have to ready for it.”
If Celtic play anywhere near the level they played in the first half against Aberdeen then St Mirren are in for a long night.
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.