THE BIG STORY: The returning Patrick Roberts has been praising his good mate Kieran Tierney, advising him that there’s ‘no rush’ for him to leave Celtic anytime soon, and that he’s getting better ‘after each game’. Naturally we at the site agree with Roberts, KT should stay at Celtic for a long time yet. This will be a interesting season for Tierney, as we have no natural left-back replacement he could end up playing a lot of games this season, I’m sure that’s a challenge he will relish though.
OTHER NEWS: International news - Jonny Hayes was an unused sub for Ireland in their 1-1 draw with Georgia yesterday, Callum McGregor isn’t getting a call up for Scotland even though Barry Bannan has dropped out with an injury, and it seems that six Celts will once again start for Scotland tomorrow night against Malta. No injuries, please.
ON THIS DAY: Not one but TWO games: In 1983 a late Frank McGarvey goal gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Rangers at Celtic Park. Roy Aitken equalised for the Celts after Ally McCoist gave Rangers the lead after 30 seconds. Highlights are below.
Then in 1986, ten men Celtic recovered from the sending-off of Tony Shepherd to defeat Aberdeen 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a league cup quarter-final tie at Pittodrie. After Robert Connor gave Aberdeen the lead Celtic dominated and Mo Johnston equalised. Even after the sending-off Celtic managed to take the game to penalties and Pat Bonner was the hero as he saved from Willie Miller and Brian McClar scored the winning penalty. Highlights of a memorable night are below.