THE BIG STORY: Whilst reports initially suggested that Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic would be out for between 6 and 8 weeks, the player himself is confident that ‘7 to 10 days of rest’ will be enough for him to be able to play against Bayern Munich on the 18th of October. Naturally Celtic’s medical staff will come to the final decision on the matter but having Jozo in the side to face Bayern would be a big boost.
OTHER NEWS: Celtic Youth Academy coach Shaun Maloney has been talking about his job as an academy coach and how he is enjoying the job more than playing football as his injury problems took their toll. Maloney also praised tipped Kieran Tierney to reach ‘the very top’.
Talking of young players, Celtic prospect Jack ‘triple’ Aitchison says Kolo Toure has been the ‘biggest influence’ in his career so far, interestingly enough Aitchison is an Arsenal fan and the player he most admires is Thierry Henry.
ON THIS DAY: In 2003, a deflected John Hartson goal seconds into the second-half gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox. The win moved Celtic to the top of the league for the first time, a position we wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the season.
In 1997, Celtic defeated Kilmarnock 4-0 at Celtic Park, thanks to goals from Donnelly, Weighorst and a Henrik Larsson brace. Fun fact: all the goals were in the first-half.
In 1980, goals from Frank McGarvey and Charlie Nicholas secured a 2-0 win over Dundee United at Celtic Park.