We’re just days away from the Scottish Cup fifth round tie which will see Celtic travel across the city and register their first win against their fierce rivals this season.
It’s going to be no easy task but Celtic can take heart from the fact they have been the better side in the last two outings. However, those games have resulted in a loss and a draw.
John Kennedy recognises it’s all about results and a good performance counts for very little if you don’t get the win. Just ask them how they felt after the League Cup final last season.
Celtic have a chance at redemption and an opportunity to end this season on a high after so many lows.
I don’t have misplaced confidence in this side but I do have an expectation they can put in their best derby performance of the season on Sunday.
But it all hinges on one man being fit – James Forrest.
He alone can’t make the difference, but the style and the shape Celtic want to play depends on the winger being in the side.
Livi were blown away by Celtic’s movement last Saturday and while the home side will be more than confident come Sunday, it’s up to us as under dogs to rattle their cage.
James Forrest’s inclusion is a game changer. It allows Moi to be in his favoured position and the unpredictability of if either will cut inside or fly down the wing.
We have enough creativity to win the match. We need our defence to hold firm on the day. No mistakes at set pieces and we give ourselves a big chance to progress.