THE BIG STORY: Brendan Rodgers was unsurprisingly delighted with Celtic’s 4-1 win over Hamilton Accies last night, in what must be considered as probably our best performance of the season so far - and we’ll have a match report up later today.
The manager described Celtic’s first half performance in particular as a ‘joy to watch’ and was thrilled with the performance of new Bhoy Odsonne Edouard, who marked his debut with a goal, revealing that the players and coaching stuff were so impressed by his performance that he received a round of applause in the changing room after the game. He must be in the manager’s thought to start against PSG on Tuesday night after that performance last night.
Patrick Roberts made his long awaited return in the Hoops last night and turned in a very good performance, like Edouard he must also be in contention for a start against PSG. The star man though was Scott Sinclair with two goals, when he’s in that kind of form he is by far the best player in Scottish football.
All attention of course now turns to the upcoming PSG game, and they were also in action last night, defeating Metz 5-1, although it has to be pointed out that Metz were reduced to ten men when the score was 1-1. The trio of Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe all scored, and whilst the game will undoubtedly be very tough it’s one all at Celtic Park should relish, and we’ll have lots of features on the site in the run-up to Tuesday night.
OTHER NEWS: Celtic youth goalkeeper Calvin Hazard yesterday signed a new four year contract at the club. The 19 year old, who seems to the natural long term successor to Craig Gordon, has set his sights on becoming Celtic’s number 1 goalkeeper.
ON THIS DAY: In 2006, Thomas ‘mad dog’ Gravesen made his Celtic debut in a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, the only goal a deflected effort by JVoH. See the goal below.
In 1978, two goals from Tom McAdam helped Celtic defeat Rangers 3-1 at Celtic Park, see the goals below.