Former Celtic striker and current BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has opened up on his favourite Glasgow derby memory from his time wearing the Green and White Hoops.
The Englishman is now well-known within Scottish Football for his punditry work, where he is now keen to talk up the success of Ange Postecoglou and his side, assessing how this weekend’s derby may go.
Of course, though, it wasn’t too long ago that Sutton was pulling on the Green and White Hoops in this fixture, which he clearly loved to play a part in and contributed massively to Martin O’Neill’s side in the early 2000s.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Sutton was asked what his favourite derby memory was, and the former Hoops man provided two, listing his opening goal in the 6-2 win and his famous late dinked finish to hand Celtic a clean sweep over our rivals that season.
“I’ve got two (favourites). Scoring inside the opening minute of the 6-2 game was a special moment and an incredible day. But it’s a tie with my last-minute goal scored at Celtic Park to complete the green and whitewash when we pumped Rangers in all five games that season.”
Sutton will undoubtedly be hoping for similar heroics as we look ahead to tomorrow’s crucial derby fixture at Hampden Park, with Celtic looking to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Figures such as Daizen Maeda or Kyogo Furuhashi could potentially be handed the chance to create new memories such as this for Celtic fans watching from around the globe in the hope of seeing Postecoglou’s side secure a place in the final next month.