We have all heard the public health message, but this week in particular, the health message is a private affair. Become infected now, and whatever plans we have to prepare for and enjoy Christmas are in jeopardy. If you are going to the game today, do what you can to protect yourself. Bring sanitiser and use it regularly. Wear a Celtic scarf as a muffler. Think of those in front of you and beside you and take a test before you leave. Look after your community.
On paper, the selection of Kyogo and James Forrest appear to be the major factors for Celtic. In reality, even if selected, both will be short of full sharpness. If either makes it, Liel Abada will be able to play on the left, but Celtic will either have a patchwork selection of patchwork player fitness in attack.
Greg Taylor is perhaps the most important selection issue. Hibs were schooled by Celtic at Easter Road this season, however, when the home side eventually got into the game, it was Martin Boyle, The Scourge of Newco, who caused us problems down their right. Celtic’s left back position is more crucial for this game than any other, let’s hope Taylor is selected. If not, we need Forrest in the team to allow Josip Juranovic to move to left back with Anthony Ralston at right back.
It has been a long two years since we have gathered to celebrate a trophy success. Enjoy, take care and stay safe.