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Thursday 26th December 2024

Dundee (11th) v Celtic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (19)

Team Selection

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Celtic make FIVE changes.

IN: Robby McCrorie (GK), Chancel Mbemba (DC), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Scott McTominay (MC), Ewan Henderson (AMC).

OUT: Steven Harrison (GK), Scott McKellar (DC), Greg Taylor (DL), Stevie Mallan (MC), Paddy McKee (AMC).

Highlights

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3 minutes.

Mikey Johnston floated a free-kick into a crowded penalty area. The referee blew his whistle and pointed to the spot.

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Adam Idah stepped up, but Doohan went the right way and saved his spot-kick.

17 minutes.

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Anthony Ralston went off with a groin problem and Brandon Williams came on for Celtic.

44 minutes.

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Adam Idah broke the deadlock just before the break, scoring at the near post from Finn Ecrepont's low cross.

45+2 minutes.

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Adam Idah then doubled Celtic's lead, with his second goal of the game, heading home Mikey Johnston's free-kick, off the underside of the crossbar.

HT: Dundee 0-2 Celtic

90+1 minutes.

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Substitute Stuart Findlay lost possession on the halfway line, Glass broke away and Dundee had a two-on-one advantage, Glass drew Scott McTominay, squared to Nelson who, with only the goalkeeper Robby McCrorie to beat, calmly scored to give Dundee a late lifeline.

FT: Dundee 1-2 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Sunday 29th December 2024

Pre-match v St Johnstone (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (20)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKenna (suspended), Anthony Ralston (groin strain), Jordan Ross (twisted ankle).

 

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Posted (edited)

Sunday 29th December 2024

Celtic (1st) v St Johnstone (10th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (20)

Team Selection

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Celtic make ELEVEN changes.

IN: Steven Harrison (GK), Callum Paterson (DR), Scott McKellar (DC), Stuart Findlay (DC), Greg Taylor (DL), Stevie Mallan (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC), Oliver McBurnie (MR), Fraser Hornby (ML), Paddy McKee (AMC), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

OUT: Robby McCrorie (GK), Anthony Ralston (DR-groin strain), Chancel Mbemba (DC), Scott McKenna (DC-suspended), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Scott McTominay (MC), Stuart McJanet (MC), Karamoko Dembele (MR), Mikey Johnston (ML), Ewan Henderson (AMC), Adam Idah (SC).

Highlights

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3 minutes.

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Scott McKellar heads in Stevie Mallan's free-kick to give Celtic an early lead.

19 minutes.

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Billy Gilmour doubles Celtic's lead with an exquisite chip, after good work by Greg Taylor.

HT: Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone

48 minutes.

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Oliver McBurnie made it 3-0 after an attempted St Johnstone clearance ricocheted into his path.

56 minutes.

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Fish pulls one back for St Johnstone, heading in a corner from Karamoko Dembele's brother Siriki.

76 minutes.

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Oliver McBurnie scores his second, and Celtic's fourth goal, heading in Greg Taylor's cross.

FT: Celtic 4-1 St Johnstone

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Posted (edited)

30 December 2024

CELTIC'S JANUARY FIXTURES

The Bhoys: After winning all nine of their fixtures in December, across all competitions, Celtic face three Premiership matches and the Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie against Alloa Athletic in January.

With 19 days until the cup-tie at home to Championship side Alloa Athletic, Celtic have decided against arranging any friendlies. Instead the players will be given a week off before they report back for training.

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Posted (edited)

1 January 2025

STUNIVERSE NAMED MANAGER OF THE MONTH

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McJANNET WINS PLAYER AND YOUNG PLAYER OF THE MONTH

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VARAGIC CLAIMS LEAGUE 2 YOUNG PLAYER OF THE MONTH

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1 January 2025

MONTHLY REPORTS

Manager Performance:

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Finances:

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Dynamics:

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Posted (edited)

1 January 2025

CELTIC SEAL THREE SIGNINGS

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The Bhoys: Celtic have confirmed the signing of three players - Ryan Wilson until the summer of 2027, and Tom Ritchie and Chris Mochrie, both until the summer of 2028.

Ryan Wilson, a 17 year-old right-back, joins from Kilmarnock for £2.4M.

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Tom Ritchie, a 21 year-old goalkeeper manager Stuniverse knows well from his time at Hibs, joins for £1M.

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Chris Mochrie a 21 year-old midfielder, signs from MLS side Colombus Crew for £4M.

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Posted (edited)

16 January 2025

PATOULIDIS TO JOIN SEVILLA IN THE SUMMER

The Bhoys: Celtic's 23 year-old attacking midfielder Evangelos Patoulidis has signed a pre-contract to join Spanish First Division side Sevilla when his Celtic contract runs out this summer. A former Anderlecht and Standard Liege player, the Belgian counted as home grown by club having joined Celtic in July 2020.

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18 January 2024

BAIN JOINS READING

The Bhoys: Reading have confirmed the signing of Celtic's 33 year-old goalkeeper Scott Bain on a free transfer.

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Posted (edited)

18 January 2025

WOLVES SACK ESCRIBA

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STUNIVERSE DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM WOLVES JOB

The Bhoys: Celtic manager Stuniverse has refuted reports linking him with the managerial vacancy at Wolverhampton Wanderers, branding the reports as speculative 'rumours'. Stuniverse was the early 3-1 favourtite with the bookmakers but, following his comments to FOURFOURTWO, Schalke 04 manager David Wagner has been installed as the 7-2 favourite to become the next Wolves manager

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Posted (edited)

Saturday 18th January 2024

Pre-match v Alloa Athletic (H) - Scottish Cup Fourth Round

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Joe Willock (ill).

Doubtful: Steven Harrison (bruised ankle-90), Tom Ritchie (tight groin-90), Anthony Ralston (groin strain-60).

Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Mochrie looks a tidy player. Shame about the workrate and strength, but pretty good spread of traits otherwise. Hope he fills out that room to grow!

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Saturday 18th January 2024

Celtic (SPL) v Alloa Athletic (CH) - Scottish Cup Fourth Round

Team Selection

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Celtic make SEVEN changes.

IN: Robby McCrorie (GK), Chancel Mbemba (DC), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Stuart McJannet (MC), Grant Thomson (MR), Ewan Henderson (AMC), Jordan Ross (SC).

OUT: Steven Harrison (GK), Scott McKellar (DC), Greg Taylor (DL), Stevie Mallan (MC), Oliver McBurnie (MR), Paddy McKee (AMC), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

Highlights

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7 minutes.

Celtic's Billy Gilmour hits a free-kick towards the far post, Chancel Mbemba goes down in a crowd of players, and the referee points to the spot.

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Jordan Ross steps up and confidently dispatches the spot-kick for his first goal of an injury-ravaged season.

19 minutes.

Finn Ecrepont takes a throw-in, Fraser Hornby is pushed in the back, and the referee awards Celtic a second penalty.

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Jordan Ross sends the goalkeeper the wrong way to score his second penalty of the game.

HT: Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

50 minutes.

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Chancel Mbemba makes it 3-0, heading in Billy Gilmour's free-kick at the far post.

54 minutes.

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Fraser Hornby makes it 4-0, heading in Grant Thomson's cross.

90+2 minutes.

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Callum Paterson scores Celtic's fifth goal, with a thunderous shot into the roof of the net, after a sumptious back-heel into his path from Grant Thomson. 

FT: Celtic 5-0 Alloa Athletic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Posted (edited)
45 minutes ago, Tajerio said:

Mochrie looks a tidy player. Shame about the workrate and strength, but pretty good spread of traits otherwise. Hope he fills out that room to grow!

Thanks, @Tajerio. Chris Mochrie has been on my radar since the early days at Hibs. I couldn't afford him at Hibs and last season, after I'd moved to Celtic, Colombus Crew weren't prepared to sell him other than for an extortionate fee.

Mochrie did well as a 64th minute sub against Alloa, producing two key passes and a 6.8 rating. He'll take up Evangelos Patoulidis's place in the squad and will be in competition with Paddy McKee and Ewan Henderson for a starting place as the AMC in our 4-2-3-1.

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Mochrie also impressed in Celtic reserves 4-2 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle reserves.

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19 January 2025

CELTIC DELIGHTED WITH STUNIVERSE

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19 January 2025

HOME DRAW IN FIFTH ROUND

The Bhoys: Celtic have been drawn at home to League Two leaders Montrose in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.

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22 January 2025

WILLIAMS LEAVES CELTIC TO BECOME A CANARY

The Bhoys: Norwich City have confirmed the signing of Celtic's 24 year-old full-back Brandon Williams for £15M.

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Wednesday 22nd January 2025

Pre-match v Motherwell (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (21)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Chancel Mbemba (suspended), Jordan Ross (ill).

Doubtful: Steven Harrison bruised (ankle-90), Tom Ritchie (tight groin-90), Anthony Ralston (groin strain-45).

Fatigued: Chris Mochrie (80%), Evangelos Patoulidis (85%).

Neil Lennon (Unemployed manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Wednesday 22nd January 2025

Motherwell (8th) v Celtic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (21)

Team Selection

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Celtic make NINE changes.

IN: Scott McKellar (DC), Scott McKenna (DC), Greg Taylor (DL), Stevie Mallan (MC), Scott McTominay (MC), Karamoko Dembele (MR), Paddy McKee (AMC), Mikey Johnston (ML), Adam Idah (SC).

OUT: Chancel Mbemba (DC-suspended), Stuart Findlay (DC), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Stuart McJannet (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC), Grant Thomson (MR), Ewan Henderson (AMC), Fraser Hornby (ML), Jordan Ross (SC-ill).

Highlights

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7 minutes.

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Karamoko Dembele seized on a mistake by Motherwell goalkeeper Dawson to give Celtic an early lead.

14 minutes.

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Celtic doubled their lead when Mikey Johnston headed in Callum Paterson's cross to round off a lovely passing move.

19 minutes.

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Motherwell pulled one back with a direct free-kick from Thompson.

HT: Motherwell 1-2 Celtic

79 minutes.

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Substitute Lawrence Shankland made it 3-1 at the far post, after Karamoko Dembele headed Stevie Mallan's corner across the six-yard box.

84 minutes.

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Lawrence Shankland latched on to Stuart McJannet's long-ball to score his second goal, and Celtic's fourth goal, of the game.

FT: Motherwell 1-4 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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23 January 2025

STUNIVERSE DECLINES WOLVES INTERVIEW

The Bhoys understand that Wolverhampton Wanderers approached Celtic for permission to speak to their manager Stuniverse about the managerial vacancy at Molineux. Celtic granted permission, but Stuniverse declined the interview.

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Sunday 26th January 2025

Pre-match v Aberdeen (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (22)

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Match Preview

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The Bhoys: You've only dropped points in two Premiership matches this season, both against Aberdeen, both 1-1 draws. Can you finally beat them today?

Stuniverse: David Hopkin has got his Aberdeen team defending very well this season and they've made things very difficult for us in both our games this season. We've trained well, prepared thoroughly, and we're confident of getting a positive result at the Kingsford Stadium, although we'll need to be patient as Aberdeen tend to defend in numbers and don't take too many risks going forward. It's up to us to break them down and we're determined we're going to do that and score enough goals to win.

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Unavailable: Jordan Ross (ill).

Doubtful: Tom Ritchie (tight groin-90), Anthony Ralston (groin strain-45).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Damien Duff (Livingston manager):

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Sunday 26th January 2025

Aberdeen (4th) v Celtic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (22)

Team Selection

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Celtic make THREE changes.

IN: Steven Harrison (GK), Stuart McJannet (MC), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

OUT: Robby McCrorie (GK), Scott McTominay (MC), Adam Idah (SC).

Highlights

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42 minutes.

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In a tight and cagey affair, that saw Aberdeen defending in numbers, Stevie Mallan gave Celtic the lead late in the first-half, curling a free-kick into the top corner.

HT: Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic

89 minutes.

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Substitute Ewan Henderson added a second goal for Celtic after good work down the left wing by Armstrong Oko-Flex and Greg Taylor.

FT: Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic Manager):

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Wednesday 29th January 2025

Pre-match v Kilmarnock (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (23)

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Match Preview

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Doubtful: Tom Ritchie (tight groin-90), Anthony Ralston (groin strain-45).

Fatigued: Jordan Ross (89%).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Wednesday 29th January 2025

Celtic (1st) v Kilmarnock (7th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (23)

Team Selection

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Celtic make NO changes from the team that won 2-0 at Aberdeen.

Highlights

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12 minutes.

Karamoko Dembele crosses the ball into the penalty area, Lawrence Shankand is pushed in the back, and the referee points to the spot.

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Stevie Mallan sends the goalkeeper the wrong way and powerfully dispatches the spot-kick.

HT: Celtic 1-0 Kilmarnock

52 minutes.

Celtic's Scott McKellar goes down with a foot injury and Chancel Mbemba replaces him.

89 minutes.

Callum Paterson signals to the Celtic bench that he needs to come off but they've already used their three substitutes.

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FT: Celtic 1-0 Kilmarnock

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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30 January 2025

CELTIC'S FEBRUARY FIXTURES

The Bhoys: After winning four out of four matches in January, Celtic face eight fixtures in February across three competitions. The highlight is the Premiership Old Firm derby at Ibrox Stadium, sandwiched between the two-legs against Atletico Bilbao in the EURO Cup. Celtic will also host League Two Montrose in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.

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1 February 2025

TRANSFER WINDOW ROUNDUP

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1 February 2025

CELTIC MANAGER WINS MANAGER OF THE MONTH

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1 February 2025

MONTHLY REPORTS

Manager Performance:

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Finances:

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Dynamics:

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Saturday 1st February 2025

Pre-match v Hibernian (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (24)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle), Callum Paterson (bruised thigh), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin).

Doubtful: Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90), Tom Ritchie (tight groin-90), Anthony Ralston (groin strain-45).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Saturday 1st February 2025

Celtic (1st) v Hibernian (5th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (24)

Team Selection

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Celtic make THREE changes.

IN: Chancel Mbemba (DR), Stuart Findlay (DC), Scott McTominay (MC).

OUT: Callum Paterson (DR-bruised thigh), Scott McKellar (DC-twisted ankle), Stuart McJannet (MC-pulled groin).

Highlights

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8 minutes.

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Stevie Mallan gives Celtic the lead with a superb, curling half-volley from outside the 'D', after Karamoko Dembele headed Greg Taylor's cross down to him.

17 minutes.

After a mazy individual run forward, Karamoko Dembele hits the Hibs post with his shot across the goalkeeper.

32 minutes.

Celtic thought they'd doubled their lead after Karamoko Dembele put Lawrence Shankland clean through to beat the goalkeeper, but the flag went up for offside.

41 minutes.

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Provider turned goalscorer as Karamoko Dembele did double Celtic's lead, heading in Stevie Mallan's free-kick at the far post.

45+2 minutes.

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Karamoko Dembele grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 3-0, volleying home Mikey Johnston's cross after Field completely missed his attempted headed clearance.

HT: Celtic 3-0 Hibernian

46 minutes.

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Karamoko Dembele completed his hat-trick, for 4-0, with a fierce long-range effort after being set-up by Lawrence Shankland.

52 minutes.

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Celtic change to 4-4-2 bringing Adam Idah and Finn Ecrepont on for Scott McKenna and Stuart Findlay.

53 minutes.

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Chancel Mbemba makes it 5-0 after a neat one-two with Karamoko Dembele in and around the penalty area.

64 minutes.

Chancel Mbemba takes a knock on his ankle, but Celtic have already used their three substitutes.

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FT: Celtic 5-0 Hibernian

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Ralph Hasenhuttl (Hibernian manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Wednesday 5th February 2025

Pre-match v Dundee United (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (25)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90), Chris Mochrie (tight groin-90), Chancel Mbemba (bruised ankle-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90).

Fatigued: Callum Paterson (82%).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Stuart McCall (Dundee United manager):

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Wednesday 5th February 2025

Dundee United (6th) v Celtic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (25)

Team Selection

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Celtic make TWO changes.

IN: Anthony Ralston (DR), Adam Idah (SC).

OUT: Chancel Mbemba (DR), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

Highlights

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With Dundee United defending in numbers, the first-half was a tight affair with few chances.

HT: Dundee United 0-0 Celtic

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Celtic bring on Lawrence Shankland for the yellow-carded Scott McTominay and switch to a 4-2-4 wide formation.

78 minutes.

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Dundee United take the lead when Morris volleys home from Edwards's corner.

79 minutes.

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Celtic change to a 4-1-3-2 system and a VERY ATTACKING mentality.

FT: Dundee United 1-0 Celtic

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The Bhoys: Well that was disappointing. Your first defeat in 29 Premiership matches and, with it, all hopes of an undefeated season out the window. What have you got to say?

Stuniverse: We're disappointed to lose, obviously, but I also think the fact that it's our first defeat in 29 league games tells you that we are a very good side. Tonight, you have to give Dundee United a lot of credit. They had a game plan to defend and frustrate us and they executed it diligently. It was up to us to break them down and we couldn't do it. Then they got a rare opportunity themselves, and they took it. Yes, we could and should have defended the corner better, of course, we should... but these things happen.

We're not going to panic though. It's our first league defeat all season, our first defeat to a Scottish team all season. We have a 19 point lead at the top of the Premier League with 13 games remaining. We'll brush ourselves down, learn some lessons, and go again.

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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6 February 2025

STUNIVERSE FACING INQUEST AFTER SHOCK DEFEAT

The Bhoys: Understandably, questions are being asked after Celtic's 1-0 defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice Park yesterday.

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6 February 2025

OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE SACK PELISSIER

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Saturday 8th February 2025

Pre-match v Montrose (H) - Scottish Cup Fifth Round

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Chancel Mbemba (bruised ankle-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90), Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90), Chris Mochrie (tight groin-90), Greg Taylor (tight thigh-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Saturday 8th February 2025

Celtic (PL) v Montrose (Lg2) - Scottish Cup Fifth Round

Team Selection

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Celtic make SEVEN changes, as manager Stuniverse goes with a young team.

IN: Tom Ritchie (GK), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Ewan Henderson (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC), Grant Thomson (MR), Stuart McJannet (ML), Jordan Ross (SC).

OUT: Steven Harrison (GK), Greg Taylor (DL-tight thigh), Stevie Mallan (MC), Scott McTominay (MC), Karamoko Dembele (MR), Mikey Johnston (ML), Adam Idah (SC).

Highlights

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12 minutes.

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Celtic captain Scott McKenna broke the deadlock, powering in a header from Ewan Henderson's corner.

20 minutes.

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Stuart McJannet doubled Celtic's lead at the second attempt, after his first shot had been blocked.

31 minutes.

Ewan Henderson floated in a corner, Grant Thomson went up in a crowd of players, appeared to be shoved, and the referee pointed to the spot.

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Paddy McKee took responsibility, hit his penalty straight down the middle, providing catching practice for Johnstone in the Montrose goal.

HT: Celtic 2-0 Montrose

69 minutes.

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Grant Thomson made it 3-0, getting on the end of Adam Idah's pass and steering his shot in off the far post.

84 minutes.

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Chris Mochrie scored a sensational, individual goal to make it 4-0 to Celtic. Mochrie received the ball just inside Montrose's half, he embarked on a stunning run, beating challenge after challenge, before hitting a rocket of a shot into the back of the net.

87 minutes.

Armstrong Oko-Flex thought he'd made it 5-0 from close range but he was offside.

90+2 minutes.

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Grant Thomson did make it 5-0 a few minutes later, heading in his second goal of the game from Chris Mochrie's cross.

FT: Celtic 5-0 Montrose

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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9 February 2025

CELTIC MUST WAIT TO DISCOVER QUARTER-FINAL OPPONENTS

The Bhoys: Celtic have been drawn away to either Premier League Dundee or League 1 Stranraer in the Scottish Cup Quarter-Final.

Stranraer and Dundee played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stair Park and will now replay at Dundee's Kilmac Stadium at Den's Park.

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Quarter-Final draw:

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Fifth Round results:

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Wednesday 12th February 2025

Pre-match v Hamilton Academical (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (26)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Chancel Mbemba (bruised ankle-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90), Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90), Chris Mochrie (tight groin-90), Greg Taylor (tight thigh-90).

Fatigued: Billy Gilmour (86%), Chris Mochrie (87%), Jordan Ross (89%).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Wednesday 12th February 2025

Celtic (1st) v Hamilton Academical (12th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (26)

Team Selection

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Celtic make EIGHT changes.

IN: Steven Harrison (GK), Callum Paterson (DR), Greg Taylor (DL), Stevie Mallan (MC), Scott McTominay (MC), Oliver McBurnie (MR), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

OUT: Tom Ritchie (GK), Anthony Ralston (DR), Finn Ecrepont (DL), Ewan Henderson (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC), Grant Thomson (MR), Stuart McJannet (ML), Adam Idah (SC).

Highlights

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45 minutes.

Oliver McBurnie heads Armstrong Oko-Flex's cross against the crossbar and over.

HT: Celtic 0-0 Hamilton Academical

47 minutes.

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Lawrence Shankland heads in Stevie Mallan's corner to give Celtic the lead.

84 minutes.

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Stevie Mallan doubled Celtic's lead with a stunning free-kick.

FT: Celtic 2-0 Hamilton Academical

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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13 February 2025

OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE MANAGERIAL VACANCY

Stanley Baryla (Stuniverse's agent): Congratulations on beating Hamilton.

Stuniverse: Thanks, Stan. Any news?

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Stanley Baryla: Yes. Some good and bad news I'm afraid.

Stuniverse: Go on. Just give me it all.

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Stanley Baryla: We've managed to keep your application for the Marseille job out of the press, and their Chairman Jacques-Henri Eyraud is keen to speak to you, but Marseille have been unable to agree a compensation package with Celtic so Dermot Desmond [Director] has refused permission for them to speak to you.

Stuniverse: Well that's that then. I'm not going to quit Celtic so I guess we just carry on as we are for now. It's not like I'm desperate to move on as I would like to see this season out here at Celtic if possible, see if we can win the domestic treble that my players deserve.

Stanley Baryla: You could speak to Dermot and see if there's any room to manoeuvre. I know he doesn't want to lose you but, as there's no guarantee that Marseille will offer you the job - after all, you don't speak French and Atalanta’s Gennaro Gattuso remains the bookies favourite - Dermot and the Board may be prepared to go along with it to keep you sweet.

Stuniverse: OK, I'll have a word with Dermot and see what he says. Hopefully he won't simply fire me on the spot.

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14 February 2025

OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE JOB INTERVIEW

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Stanley Baryla (Stuniverse's agent): How did it go?

Stuniverse: I'm not sure to be honest. I was interviewed by Frank McCourt, the American owner, and he seemed concerned that I'd never managed in France before and I didn't speak French.

Stanley Baryla: To be expected, I suppose. Shame your multi-lingual assistant Jari Litmanen doesn't speak French either.

Stuniverse: Yeah [laughs], I thought that as well.

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Stanley Baryla: Did he give you the opportunity to join at the end of the season?

Stuniverse: It came up, and I said I'd prefer to join at the end of the season, yes. Frank would make a good poker player though, his face gave nothing away.

Stanley Baryla: Good luck. I'll keep my fingers crossed and let you know as soon as I hear anything.

Stuniverse: Thank you, Stan.

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Saturday 15th February 2025

Pre-match v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (27)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Chancel Mbemba (bruised ankle-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90), Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90), Chris Mochrie (tight groin-90), Greg Taylor (tight thigh-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Saturday 15th February 2025

Inverness Caledonian Thistle (3rd) v (1st) Celtic - Ladbrokes Premiership (27)

Team Selection

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Celtic make TWO changes.

IN: Karamoko Dembele (MR), Mikey Johnston (ML).

OUT: Oliver McBurnie (MR), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML).

Highlights

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5 minutes.

Callum Paterson played a free-kick down the line, Karamoko Dembele collected the ball, ran into the penalty area and was brought down. The referee instantly pointed to the spot.

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Stevie Mallan's penalty was tame and easily saved by Eastwood.

7 minutes.

Drinan came close to giving Inverness the lead, heading Fosu's cross against the post.

HT: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-0 Celtic

54 minutes.

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Stevie Mallan gives Celtic the lead with a powerful shot  after Chancel Mbemba's cross was cleared out to the edge of the penalty area.

63 minutes.

Inverness win a penalty after Stuart Findlay trips Fosu as he was closing in on goal.

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Drinan didn't even trouble Steven Harrison with his penalty, sending the spot-kick wide of goal.

90+4 minutes.

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Celtic's goalkeeper Steven Harrison pulls off an unbelievable double-save to deny May a late equaliser.

FT: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-1 Celtic

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15 February 2025

CELTIC QUALIFY FOR EURO CUP II

The Bhoys: Although Celtic have their sights firmly set on qualifying for the European Champions Cup, their 1-0 win at the Caledonian Stadium has guaranteed them a EURO Cup II place as the bare minimum next season.

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19 February 2025

CELTIC FACE DUNDEE IN QUARTER-FINALS

The Bhoys: Celtic will travel to the Kilmac Stadium at Den's Park to face Dundee in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup after Dundee beat League 1 Stranraer 3-0 in their fifth round replay.

There will be no Old Firm derby in the Scottish Cup this season following Kilmarnock's 1-0 victory over Rangers in their replay at Rugby Park.

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Thursday 20th February 2025

Pre-match v Atletico Bilbao (a) - EURO Cup First Knockout Round, First-leg

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Greg Taylor (tight thigh-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90), Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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20 February 2025

IS STUNIVERSE ABOUT TO LEAVE CELTIC?

The Bhoys: On the day Celtic play Atletico Bilbao away in the EURO Cup First Knockout Round, first-leg, arguably their most important match of the season so far, sensational news is reaching us from France where French bookmakers have made Celtic manager Stuniverse the 1-5 odds-on favourite to become the next manager of Olympique De Marseille.

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We have spent most of the day trying to piece together this story and get an official confirmation or denial from the powers-that-be at Celtic Park but, with the manager, backroom staff, players and the majority of the Board already in Spain, nobody from Celtic Football Club has been available to comment.

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Stuniverse wasn't even on the bookmakers radar when Christophe Pelissier was sacked with Marseille 8th in Ligue 1 at the time.

The early joint favourite, at 3-1, was Brentford's manager Nenad Bjelica:

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Also at 3-1 joint favourite was Atalanta's manager Gennaro Gattuso:

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Also in contention with the bookmakers, at 4-1, was unemployed Clarence Seedorf:

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Olympique De Marseille have done a superb job of keeping their shortlist of applicants close to their chest as we've hardly been able to find anything to go on at all in the French media other than that Brest manager Thierry Laurey attended an interview for the job according to reports in La Provence.

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We've been unable to find any reference to Stuniverse in the French press other than the Celtic manager has overnight gone from not being on the bookmaker's radar at all to being the 1-5 odds-on favourite to become the next Olympique De Marseille manager at the Stade Orange Velodrome.

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Although why Stuniverse would want to leave a Celtic side, who are 21 points clear at the top of the Premier League and heading towards a domestic treble, for a club 10th in Ligue 1 is beyond us.

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Seems like Stuniverse is a hot name for foreign clubs looking for a new manager. But what will take for him to leave a job like Celtic? 

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1 hour ago, JaytheGreat said:

Seems like Stuniverse is a hot name for foreign clubs looking for a new manager. But what will take for him to leave a job like Celtic? 

It annoyed me last season, @JaytheGreat, missing out on the domestic treble in the very last game of the season when we lost 1-0 in the Scottish Cup Final to Rangers.

This season, we’re on course again for the domestic treble. We’ve already claimed the Betfred Cup (beating Rangers 6-1 in the Final), are 21 points clear in the Premier League with 11 games remaining, and are in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. And we’re also still alive in the EURO Cup with two-legs to play against Atletico Bilbao in the last 16.

I want to see this season out with Celtic but, after that, who knows...?

At this stage, Olympique De Marseille have not offered me their manager’s job and, even if they do offer me the job, there’s no guarantee that they will allow me to take up the reigns in the summer after Celtic’s season has concluded.

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Thursday 20th February 2025

Pre-match v Atletico Bilbao (a) - EURO Cup First Knockout Round, First-leg

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The Bhoys: Is tonight going to be your last match in charge of Celtic?

Stuniverse: Can we just focus on what is a very difficult and very important game for this fantastic club against Atletico Bilbao tonight. We're determined to do ourselves justice, get a good result at the San Mames, so that we can give our fans a night to remember in the second-leg at Celtic Park.

The Bhoys: No, we can't leave it at that. The Celtic fans deserve to know if you'll even be in charge for that second-leg or are you about to walk out on Celtic?

Stuniverse: I'm not about to walk out on Celtic. No. We have a EURO Cup adventure we're just starting out on. We have a Premier League title to clinch. We have the Scottish Cup we want to win. I want to be here for all of that this season. We missed out on the domestic treble last season in the final game, we want to put that right this season and win the domestic treble.

Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Greg Taylor (tight thigh-90), Stuart McJannet (pulled groin-90), Evangelos Patoulidis (bruised knee-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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