Preview: Celtic (H)

We are back on cinch Premiership duty as we host league leaders Celtic at Easter Road on Sunday 27 February.


Shaun Maloney's side are looking to build on back-to-back wins against Arbroath and Ross County in our two most recent matches.

Jake Doyle-Hayes scored his first and second goals for the club in our last cinch Premiership fixture as we beat Ross County at Easter Road last Saturday.

That win lifted us to fourth in the table on 34 points in a tightly congested mid-table all vying for the European places.

Celtic currently sit top of the table, three points clear of Rangers in second spot.


Paul Hanlon, Paul McGinn and Joe Newell are all doubts for Sunday's match.

Shaun Maloney will be without the services of Demetri Mitchell, Harry Clarke and Kyle Magennis who all have longer term injuries.

Youngsters Jacob Blaney and Oscar MacIntyre were both named amongst the substitutes against Ross County and could be involved again on Sunday.


Ange Postecoglou's side have been relentless since Christmas - winning their last eight cinch Premiership matches in a row.

One player to watch out for is Giorgos Giakoumakis who scored a hat-trick against Dundee at the weekend as The Hoops came from behind to win 3-2 at Celtic Park.

Celtic are currently in the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout stages and face FK Bodø/Glimt on Thursday night in Norway before travelling to Easter Road on Sunday.


The last time these two sides met Celtic were victorious, winning 2-0 at Celtic Park earlier this year. We dominated possession that day but we failed to take our chances as we fell to our first defeat under Shaun Maloney.

Our last victory over Celtic came in December 2018 – a 2-0 victory at Easter Road with goals coming from Vykintas Slivka and Florian Kamberi.


The match kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday 27 February and tickets are still available to purchase.

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