Celtic have two bounce games coming up ahead of the Scottish Cup Final: Ibrox on Sunday then Hearts at Celtic Park on trophy presentation day. One of the benefits of winning the league early is being able to rest players and prioritise ahead of the Cup Final, we should do this now.
Newco will do their upmost to convince their fans the ever-present gap is closing by doing all in their power to win the game. I might feel different on Sunday afternoon, but let them do their worst, this game does not matter.
We have to be fit and ready for Hampden. Whatever ails Kieran Tierney, he should not be risked. Instead, Emilio Izaguirre should be given the jersey and if Leigh Griffiths is even remotely close to fitness, he should play. We like to think of ourselves as being a ‘big team’. If we are, rise above local bragging rights and aim for history.