This crisis cost many their lives, a number from our own community. It has robbed others of health, livelihoods and companionship. Those of us fortunate enough to attend Celtic Park tonight will mark the memory of those we lost with a minute’s applause. We are not over this yet, please take no chances.
Having scored four goals in the away leg, I’m not going to insult you with a cautionary note. Celtic will qualify comfortably tonight and face AZ Alkmaar next week in the play-off round. AZ have yet to play a competitive match; tonight will be Celtic’s sixth. The objective this evening must be to maximise this advantage and ensure the squad is as fit as possible next midweek.
Give whoever needs match practice a run out and blast the final cobwebs into the night sky. That almost certainly means giving Odsonne Edouard a start.