Brendan Rodgers takes his Celtic team to Paisley tomorrow afternoon for the Fifth Round Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren at The SMiSA Stadium. Celtic were 3-0 winners at the beginning of last month in an impressive league display and the manager will be hoping that his side can respond to their late win at Easter Road with a win in the Cup.
Celtic are without Cameron Carter-Vickers (hamstring), Alistair Johnston (head injury), Reo Hatate (calf) and Greg Taylor is also a doubt for the game due to the injury sustained against Buckie Thistle in the last round. However, the Scotland Internationalist is back training and could feature. South Korean duo Yang and Oh are back after their side were defeated in the Asian Cup.
Joe Hart has been excellent since the return to action after the winter break, the Englishman has his doubters; however, he has made some huge saves in games against County, Aberdeen and Hibs and will start again in Paisley.
In defence, Brendan will have to decide whether to continue with Stephen Welsh or to bring Maik Nawrocki back in to partner Liam Scales. Alexandro Bernabei will likely start at left-back whilst Tony Ralston will start at right-back.
In midfield, Callum McGregor will start alongside Paulo Bernardo and Matt O’Riley. In attack, expect Adam Idah to start with Daizen Maeda and potentially Liel Abada.
Predicted Team: Hart: Bernabei, Scales, Nawrocki, Ralston; McGregor, Bernardo, O’Riley;
David Dickinson is the referee for the clash. Dickinson will be assisted by Daniel McFarlane and Steven Traynor with Craig Napier operating as Fourth Official. Meanwhile, at Clydesdale House, Alan Muir is on VAR with David Dunne assisting.
Kick Off Time and Stadium Entry Details
Kick off is 2pm (Celtic Park time). If required after a draw, extra time and penalties will be played.
Info for Sun:
🍀Gates open 13:00
🍀Ticket checks on entry to stadium footprint
🍀CSC Banners 2m x 1m please display at rear of
🍀Stadium cash and card
🍀Coach Parking as standard pic.twitter.com/6hrCXqMjgg
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Where to Watch
The game will be shown on Viaplay Sports 1 with coverage starting at 1pm. Celtic TV subscribers outside of Britain and Ireland will be able to watch the game on the club’s in-house streaming service.
St Mirren 0-2 Celtic