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Monday Round-Up: Celts Set For Trilogy With Motherwell

Celtic v Motherwell - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
James Forrest scores for Celtic against Motherwell last season
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THE BIG STORY: With Motherwell defeating Rangers 2-0 in yesterday’s Betfred Cup semi-final, a unique situation has been confirmed where Celtic will play Motherwell three times in six days.

The first game will be the Beftred Cup Final at Hampden Park on November the 26th, then the teams will play at Fir Park on November the 29th before the trilogy is completed at Celtic Park on December the 2nd.

The star man for Motherwell yesterday was Louis Moult, who scored the goals that booked their place in the Cup Final, and back in July I wrote that he was a played that Celtic should consider signing. You can read that article here.

OTHER NEWS: There’s a lot of football to be played before the Motherwell games, beginning with Wednesday’s top of the table clash in Aberdeen, and we’ll have plenty about the game on the site in the run-up to the match.

Scott Brown hasn’t decided if he will play for Scotland again and will discuss the matter with interim national team manager Malky Mackay this week. Here’s hoping - for the good of Celtic - that he retires from international duty again.

ON THIS DAY: In 2011 a Chalrlie Mulgrew goal earned Celtic a 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Ryan Jack had equalised Ki Sung-Yeung’s opening goal but thankfully Celtic managed to dig out the win.

In 1982 Celtic defeated Morton 2-1 at Cappelow thanks to goals from Frank McGarvey and Charlie Nicholas. The game was the first played after the death of Celtic’s record goalscorer Jimmy McGrory. Full highlights are below.

In 1965 two John Hughes penalties won the league cup final, as Celtic defeated Rangers 2-1 at Hampden Park. After the match Rangers fans invaded the park - shocking, I know - during the lap of honour meaning that lap of honours at Hampden were banned for years. Full highlights are below.