Celtic travel to McDiarmid Park tomorrow with a view to returning to Hampden for the Scottish Cup semi-final. After Thursday’s disappointing defeat, Neil Lennon will be hoping his side bounce back. Tommy Wright’s side have gone from bottom of the table, relegation bait but now are threatening to break into the top 6.
Last weekend, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers dropped points in Perth. Hendry opened the scoring with a smart finish as the Saints pressed Rangers right up the park. Stevie May scored a goal after a corner bounced favourable to the striker and sealed the point for Wright’s side.
Celtic will need to be cautious of the risks that the Saints pose. They proved themselves to be capable of defending as well as capitalising on their chances. Celtic will, of course, be leggy after Thursday night. With that in mind, the players need to be up for it, especially because of that defeat.
Last time in Perth will be a welcome thought for Neil Lennon’s side, albeit he won’t dwell on it too much. A stunning first half performance saw Ntcham, Forrest and Griffiths score before the game was even 30 minutes old. Despite having the three goal platform, Celtic failed to find the goal again as Wright plugged the gaps and saw a job of damage limitation.
Here are the highlights from our last trip to McDiarmid Park.
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