It has been a few years now since Celtic fans last made the trip to Hampden Park.
It has been a stadium in which the Hoops have enjoyed a lot of success in recent seasons, picking up four trebles in a row from 2016 – 2020.
This weekend, the support make their return to face St Johnstone in the Premier Sports Cup semi-final, and Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has insisted he can’t wait to sample the ‘special atmosphere’ the support will produce.
“I realised it was a fantastic opportunity to manage this football club because if you do things well, you get the opportunity to experience big games and the consequences that come with big games,” he said, as quoted by the official club website.
“And there’s that added incentive to create something special with this group of players, so I’m looking forward to it immensely.
“My understanding is it will be like a home game; we’ll pack it out as usual with our support. So it will be a real special atmosphere, and I’m sure everyone within the club is looking forward to it.”
Not only will fans be looking forward to returning to the country’s national stadium, but it will also be an emotional evening after the sad passing of club legend Bertie Auld.
Supporters will pay tribute with two banners, before and during the game, and you can guarantee there will be plenty of singing in honour of Bertie.
Hopefully, Ange’s squad can produce a good performance that takes us through to the League cup final and secures another trip to Hampden next month.