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Celtic vs Glasgow Rangers - Celtic's Hayes returns from injury for Old Firm clash

Posted Saturday, December 28, 2019 by PA149 hits

Jonny Hayes returns to the Celtic squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Rangers at Parkhead on Sunday. The left-back has recovered from a shoulder injury and is back in contention. Boss Neil Lennon has no fresh injury worries after the 2-1 Boxing Day win over St Mirren, with Mohamed Elyounoussi (foot), Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor) and Jozo Simunovic (knee) still out alongside Daniel...Full Story »

Celtic preserve five-point lead with win over St Mirren

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA42 hits

Celtic remain five points clear of Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership following their 2-1 win over St Mirren in Paisley.First-half goals from midfielder Callum McGregor and winger James Forrest gave the visitors a solid interval lead.The home side’s attitude and spirit remained intact and they reduced the deficit in the 89th minute with a deflected free-kick from Cammy Ma...Full Story »

Saints boss Goodwin names unchanged squad for Celtic visit

Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by PA59 hits

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has an unchanged squad for the visit of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic.Defender Paul McGinn and midfielder Sam Foley returned to the team on Saturday.Defenders Gary MacKenzie (hamstring) and Kirk Broadfoot (foot) remain out along with midfielder Kyle McAllister (back).Mohamed Elyounoussi will not play for Celtic again until next year as he struggles with a foo...Full Story »

Jim Goodwin urges St Mirren to maintain momentum against Celtic

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA59 hits

Jim Goodwin hopes St Mirren can continue to build momentum as they seek a route to top-flight safety.The Buddies manager welcomed a valuable point against St Johnstone in Perth but admits games do not come much tougher than a Boxing Day clash with champions Celtic.“We are in a good place at the moment,” stressed Goodwin after fending off St Johnstone’s attempt to overtake the B...Full Story »

Edouard strike sees Celtic edge past 10-man Aberdeen

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA45 hits

Odsonne Edouard hit a second-half winner as Celtic regained their five-point lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen.Edouard produced a smart finish in the 66th minute after the introduction of Mikey Johnston and resulting reshuffle of Celtic’s attacking line-up had given them fresh impetus.Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove was sent off for a challenge on Kristoffer ...Full Story »

Neil Lennon impressed with Celtic approach as they move five points clear

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2019 by PA54 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon was delighted to see his team put pressure on Rangers by going five points clear in the Ladbrokes Premiership.The champions overcame a slow start to beat Hearts 2-0 in a rearranged clash at Tynecastle.Ryan Christie netted in the 28th minute with Celtic’s first effort on target and Olivier Ntcham swept home 12 minutes later after a flurry of chances.Rangers have a...Full Story »

Celtic take chance to move three points clear of Rangers with win at Hearts

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2019 by PA70 hits

Celtic recovered from a slow start to beat Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle and move five points clear in the Ladbrokes Premiership.Ryan Christie netted with the champions’ first shot on target in the 28th minute and Olivier Ntcham doubled the advantage with an expert first-time finish five minutes before the break.The visitors had further chances but Hearts gave new boss Daniel Stendel some encou...Full Story »

Lennon would be loath to let Gordon leave Celtic

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by PA65 hits

Neil Lennon admits he would be “loath” to lose Craig Gordon after the back-up goalkeeper sat on the bench again while Celtic returned to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 2-0 home win over Hibernian.The 36-year-old Scotland international, whose contract is up in the summer, has played second fiddle this season to Southampton loanee Fraser Forster, but took over for Thursday...Full Story »

Frimpong and Edouard give Celtic comfortable victory over Hibernian

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by PA50 hits

Celtic ensured their removal from the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership was brief with a deserved 2-0 win over Hibernian at Parkhead.Rangers had leapfrogged the Hoops by one point with a similar victory against Motherwell at Fir Park earlier on Sunday.But the Hoops, back to full strength after a host of players missed the Europa League dead rubber against Cluj on Thursday,  responded appropr...Full Story »

Celtic stars set to face Hibs

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA45 hits

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will have his star players back for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hibernian at Parkhead on Sunday.Scott Brown, Fraser Forster, Callum McGregor, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie and Jeremie Frimpong all missed the 2-0 Europa League defeat in Cluj on Thursday night for various reasons but are available again.Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor) and Jozo Simunovic (k...Full Story »

Neil Lennon satisfied despite seeing Celtic lose in Romania

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA77 hits

Neil Lennon insists he got exactly what he wanted from his makeshift Celtic team despite the Hoops suffering the first defeat of their successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 loss against Cluj.The Scottish champions had already won Group E to secure a last-32 spot before the final fixture in Romania and Lennon made nine changes to the side which beat Rangers 1-0 in the Betfred Cu...Full Story »

Group-winners Celtic suffer first Europa League pool defeat against Cluj

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA50 hits

A makeshift Celtic side suffered the first defeat of their successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 loss against Cluj at the Dr Constantin Radulescu stadium.The Hoops had already won Group E to secure a last-32 spot before the trip to Romania and manager Neil Lennon left a clutch of key players in Glasgow with 18-year-old midfielder Scott Robertson making his debut.Following an untidy ...Full Story »

Cluj look to capitalise on depleted Celtic squad

Posted Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PA101 hits

Cluj will be hoping to capitalise on a depleted Celtic side in their Europa League Group E clash and secure qualification for the knockout stage.The Scottish club are already through at the top of the table, but will not be at full strength for the trip to Romania.Dan Petrescu’s men can also book their place in the last 32 with victory or a draw, and if qualification rivals Lazio fail to w...Full Story »

Celtic ride their luck to beat Rangers and secure 10th straight domestic trophy

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by PA49 hits

Celtic’s domination of Scottish football continued with an absorbing 1-0 Betfred Cup final win over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Hampden Park. The Light Blues passed up a series of chances with Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster making key saves to keep the game scoreless at the interval.Rangers were punished for those missed opportunities when Celtic defender Christopher Jullien knocked in a R...Full Story »

Glasgow Rangers vs Celtic - Rangers wait on Borna Barisic ahead of Betfred Cup final

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA178 hits

Steven Gerrard is hopeful Borna Barisic will be declared fit for the Betfred Cup final – but confessed he is sweating on two other unnamed stars ahead of the clash with Celtic at Hampden Park. Croatia left-back Barisic is an injury doubt after sitting out Wednesday’s draw at Aberdeen with bone bruising to his foot. And Gerrard revealed he has a couple of other first-team players ...Full Story »

Scott Brown secures last-gasp victory for Celtic

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by PA47 hits

Scott Brown’s dramatic added-time strike gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Hamilton at Parkhead and put daylight between the Hoops and Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.Attacker Ryan Christie pounced to score from close range in the 13th minute – his fourth in three games – but the home side were far from their best.A dogged Accies side continued to make life uncomfortab...Full Story »

Celtic welcome back Olivier Ntcham for Hamilton clash

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA68 hits

Olivier Ntcham returns to the Celtic squad for the visit of Hamilton on Wednesday night after recovering from a knock.Odsonne Edouard (niggle), Mohamed Elyounoussi (foot), Boli Bolingoli (hamstring) and Jonny Hayes (shoulder) all trained on Tuesday along with striker Bayo (knee) but will not be considered.Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor) and Jozo Simunovic (knee) are still out alongside Daniel Arzan...Full Story »

No new worries for County as Celtic wait on Edouard

Posted Saturday, November 30, 2019 by PA66 hits

Ross County have reported no new injury problems ahead of the visit of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic.Tom Grivosti (foot), Iain Vigurs (foot) and Don Cowie (knee) are working their way back to fitness.Back-up goalkeeper Jack Ruddy has been struggling with illness.Odsonne Edouard will be assessed for Celtic ahead of the trip to Dingwall.The Frenchman missed the Europa League win over Rennes...Full Story »

Neil Lennon could not fault his players after Celtic top their group

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA49 hits

Neil Lennon praised his Celtic players for a “landmark” victory after their 3-1 win over Rennes at Parkhead clinched top spot in their Europa League section for the first time.The Hoops had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition before the game but their boss had stressed the importance of winning Group E to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw.Makeshift cen...Full Story »

Celtic clinch top spot with comfortable win over Rennes

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA53 hits

Celtic clinched top spot in Europa League Group E with a solid 3-1 win over Rennes at Parkhead.The Hoops had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition but boss Neil Lennon had stressed the importance of winning a group for the first time to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw.Makeshift centre-forward Lewis Morgan, in for absent French striker Odsonne Edouard, fired the ho...Full Story »

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