CELTIC will find out today whether they will get the opportunity to defend their Scottish Cup trophy for the fifth consecutive season.

The pandemic threw last season’s Cup final well into this seas and Celtic won the quadruple treble days before Christmas as a result.

This season’s Scottish Cup was postponed earlier this year when the lower leagues were paused because of concerns surrounding the pandemic and lack of testing.

The SFA announced at the weekend, there was still no date for its return throwing the Scottish Cup into major doubt: “Regrettably, the government has today confirmed that – in cognisance of the current restrictions in place across the country – they cannot currently commit to return dates for those affected leagues in the coming weeks.

“We will continue to speak with all parties in the meantime and will provide a further update by 1 March. This date should not be seen as a proposed restart date, however, it should help provide some clarity to affected clubs to aid their planning over the short term.”

We’re no awaiting what is likely to happen to the Scottish Cup with it likely being pushed back to next season. There is ground for just scrapping the whole tournament this season and starting afresh next term but from a financial point of view, that could hurt the SFA with sponsors already on board.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with for the competition.

It would be Celtic’s final chance at silverware this season.


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