15 games into the campaign and a rainy night in Perth is the setting for our next ‘biggest game of the season.’ Two points below us in the league, St Johnstone were on a decent run of form before capitulating at Ibrox on Sunday – only their second loss in 11 outings.
You know what to expect from them. Tommy Wright will have watched Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Hamilton defend their penalty box and keep it tight. He will play for penalties but hope to get men forward through a set piece whenever possible.
Saturday’s opponents, Aberdeen, endured extra time at Easter Road last night. They have an extra day’s rest over Celtic, but advantage will be nullified if Celtic can get the job done in 90 minutes tonight. As such, I would expect our strongest team to start the game, but what that is, is open to debate. We need craft to open packed defences.
Over to you, Brendan. Win tonight and it’s semi-final time at Hampden.
Really appreciate all the help for the Foundation ahead of the Great Scottish Run on Sunday. It puts fuel in the tank like nothing else. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, the link is here if you would like to join in.