Cameron Carter-Vickers Named Celtic’s Man of the Match v St Mirren

Cameron Carter-Vickers won the Dafabet Man of the Match Award against St Mirren as the Celts ran out 5-1 winners in the end on Saturday night. The game was only 1-0 for a large spell and it was thanks to some great defending from the USA international that the Hoops’ rearguard remained intact, allowing us to go and score four more.

His phenomenal display at the heart of the Celtic defence would not be enough to keep a clean sheet though, as fellow defender Carl Starfelt tripped a St Mirren player in the box later on in the match which allowed the Buddies to grab a goal of their own following their own very heroic display away from home in the Scottish Cup.

Celtic v St Mirren – Hyeongyu Oh celebrates scoring his first Celtic goal during the Scottish Cup fifth round match at Celtic Park, Saturday February 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Cameron really is a vital aspect to this current Celtic team and it is taken for granted just how important he is at times during games. More often than not, it is a midifelder or attacker that wins these Man of the Match accolades, but it is nice to see the contribution of one of our most consistent performers being recognised recently.

The team just isn’t the same when Carter-Vickers is missing and we lose that physical profile and presence that is so essential in Scottish football. Cup games can be especially tough and rugged and Stephen Robinson deployed two front men to try and pierce the Bhoys’ backline yesterday. Curtis Main is always a handful and Cam dealt with him and his comrades with relative ease in all honesty.

Anything we win this year again, will be largely thanks to the unattractive side of the game that Cameron does so well throughout the course of the entire season, at the heart of our defensive unit.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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