St Mirren v Celtic – Team news, match officials, KO time and where to watch

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.

Team News

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.

Hibernian v Celtic . Alexandro Bernabei of Celtic after the cinch Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on 7 February 2024. Photo Malcolm Mackenzie PSI

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;

Match Officials 

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.

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.

Predicted Score

St Mirren 0-2 Celtic

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About Author

Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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