Celtic have confirmed that the game between Neil Lennon’s side and St Mirren has been brought forward and will now be played on Saturday 30th of January with The Scottish Cup suspended due to COVID-19. This has allowed Celtic to bring forward one of the games in hand and try and get some points on the board.
The game will now kick off on 3pm at Celtic Park on the Saturday.
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 14, 2021
Celtic are currently 21 points behind Rangers, albeit with three games in hand. However, the league title looks improbable unless Celtic can summon the form that lead them to the league last year whilst Rangers crumble. Unfortunately, Steven Gerrard’s side have looked impressive this season whilst Celtic have struggled to get any real form going.
This decision is likely to try and get Celtic back into the title race, as well as easing the workload on the players opting to pick a Saturday fixture over a Wednesday night match. Should Rangers suffer any slight lapses, points on the board for Celtic could increase the pressure even if the margin is still large.
With that said, Celtic need to be at their best to beat a spirited St Mirren team. Neil Lennon will still be missing when Celtic host Livingston on Saturday as the ‘B-team’ look to get three points and close the gap on Rangers.