After three rounds of games where everyone apart from Celtic had something to play for, the league table seems set ahead of the final weekend of the season. Conversely, one week ahead of the Scottish Cup Final, Celtic players alone have an incentive. This is why we can expect as close to a full-strength team as Ange Postecoglou can muster, which should mean the return of Joe Hart, Greg Taylor, Alistair Johnston, Jota and Kyogo to the starting line-up.
Results on Wednesday meant Aberdeen secured third spot and European group stage football, which will be a massive benefit to the club, fans and finances. The turnaround since Barry Robson took over in February has been incredible. Five years ago, as we ended our second 8-in-a-row season, we lost at home to Aberdeen on the final day of the season. The Dons needed a win to ensure a second place finish in the table, which few of us grudged them.
Aberdeen are not in control of what happens tomorrow, that honour is Celtic’s. We will return to form, win, and have an encouraging warm-up for the cup final.