Celtic have a big seven days ahead of them, starting today when Hamilton visit Celtic Park for some league business. Yesterday Aberdeen kept the pressure on the top of the table with a 3-0 with against St. Mirren. Despite the Celts midweek heroics they do have previous for “European Hangovers”.
In 94 minutes on Thursday Celtic took part in epic rollercoaster, box to box, ding dong boxing match that had it all. Luckily at the end of those 94 minutes Celtic fans had smiles on their faces and a belief that something special could happen next Thursday in the San Siro.
Ronny Deila feels that if Celtic can get a result in Milan next week then there is no reason why they can’t go on and win the Europa League. He also said his most important game is against Hamilton. A win today puts Celtic 3 points clear at the top with a game in hand and a showdown match next Sunday with Aberdeen at Celtic Park.
All in all Celtic have a big 7 days, 3 wins from 3 games will send Celtic fans into a tizzy and should silence the Ronny doubters once and for all. Celtic have only lost to Accies once at home but any lapse in concentration today could cost the Celts valuable points but more importantly damage morale for next Thursday and Sunday.
We’ll be posting up Celtic’s starting 11 very shortly but one suspects to see a lot of changes been made to keep players fresh and injury free. Kris Commons should be back in the mix at some stage this week. The old Dundee United duo of Armstrong and McKay Stevens have had a baptism of fire with their new Celtic careers, they seem to be an instant hit with fans and management alike. Both players ran themselves into the ground on Thursday and it’s hard to see them play the next 3 games so Ronny has some big decisions to make with squad rotation.
Celtic recorded a 0-3 win the last time they faced Accies with a young Jay Beattie netting a now “Goal of the Month”, unfortunately wee Jay is unavailable for selection today.