RONNY DEILA insists the SFA decision to rescind Virgil van Dijk’s red card to free him for Sunday’s League Cup Final was a victory for common sense.

The Dutchman, who was sent off at Tannadice on Sunday, won his appeal at Hampden yesterday and the Celtic manager is adamant it was the correct procedure.
Deila said: “It was the right decision. I don’t think it was a red card and I’m happy that Virgil can play in the Final. He is an important player for us.

“It would have been harsh and Finals should have the best players in them. I’m happy for Virgil. It is very good news for the team as well.”

The Norwegian has the chance to lift his first trophy as Celtic manager and said: “It is something we would remember for the rest of our lives.

“Cup Finals are big. This tradition is important to continue with. I’m looking forward to Sunday.

“We have big goals and one of them is to win trophies. The other is to develop the club into the direction I want to and they want to take.

“We have started well. The first year is always hard wherever you go.

“If we can start by winning a trophy on Sunday it should be a very good start.”

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