CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS misses out as Celtic prepare to get back to winning ways in the Premiership against St Mirren at Parkhead tonight after firing blanks in the stalemate against Hibs at Easter Road at the weekend.
The USA World Cup centre-back didn’t even make the squad, presumably after sustaining an injury in Edinburgh. Livrpool loanee Nat Phillips is in at the start while Daizen Maeda drops to the bench with James Forrest making a rare start. David Turnbull also comes in for Paulo Bernardo.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Phillips, Scales, Taylor; Turnbull, McGregor, O’Riley; Forrest, Kyogo, Palma. Subs: Bain, Ralston, Yang, Holm, Nawrocki, Oh, Iwata, Bernardo, Maeda.
The Paisley club earned a point in a 2-2 draw in their last visit to the east end of Glasgow on May 20 when they led twice through strikes from Curtis Main before the Hoops responded. The Hoops had clinched the title a fortnight earlier in a 2-0 success at Tynecastle.
Earlier today, we asked you how much you could remember about past connections with the Paisley side in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.
BREAKTHROUGH GOAL…Oh Hyeon-gyu on the ball. (See Question 1.)
1: Which player scored his first-ever Celtic goal against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup win in February?
2: Two Japanese stars scored in the same game, one claiming a double including a penalty-kick. Can you name them?
3: A St Mirren player scored in three separate games against Celtic last term. Can you remember his name?
4: Which famous former Saints striker scored Celtic’s Scottish Cup-winning goal against Dundee United in 1985? Clue: He later rejoined the Paisley club.
5: Who netted the Hoops’ goals in the 2-2 league draw in May?
1: Oh Hyeon-gyu.
2: Reo Hatate (2, 1 pen) and Daizen Maeda.
3: Mark O’Hara.
4: Frank McGarvey.
5: Kyogo Furuhashi and Callum McGregor.
Well done if you got five out of five. Go to the top of the class!
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