This Scottish Cup final is coming at a very strange time. When you think of a cup final, you think sun at the end of May, fans flooding into Hampden Park but it is, of course, set to be a bit different this year.
To reiterate, when we say this year, we mean last year or at least last years final which is taking place in December a mere seven months later than expected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
One man who will be of particular interest come Sunday is Craig Gordon.
The goalkeeper departed Celtic in the summer to join boyhood side Heart of Midlothian in the Championship and now faces the strange task of playing against the same side who he started on the bench for at the beginning of this competition all the way back in January against Partick Thistle.
It was considered by the majority of Celtic fans that the veteran keeper’s spell at the hoops was coming to an end but on his day he was a top keeper.
Neil Lennon was quick to praise Gordon for that, calling him a ‘great servant to the club’ over his time here.
💬 NL: "We know Craig (Gordon) very well. He was an outstanding servant here and an outstanding goalkeeper. It’s not a case of us just turning up and winning the game."#ScottishCupFinal
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 18, 2020
The Northern Irishman will be hoping this decision doesn’t come back to bite us if the 37-year old was to put in a man of the match performance and help Hearts on their way to winning the cup.