Glasgow Cup boost for Celtic season ticket holders as Saturday derby draws near

By Euan Davidson

March 3, 2022

It might be behind closed doors, but don’t think you have to miss out when Celtic B face Rangers B in the Glasgow Cup this Saturday.

That is, if you’re a season ticket holder. Celtic have announced that the Glasgow Cup clash will be available on Pass to Paradise, the club’s streaming platform [Celtic FC]. As part of a suite of offers for season ticket holders going into the 21-22 season, B Team games and Women’s games have frequently been aired for those with access to Pass to Paradise.

And this should be a very, very good one. In the SLFL, Bonnyrigg Rose are champions, but Celtic sit second in their first ever season of B Team football. Rangers have a game in hand on Celtic, sitting fourth and three points back.

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A three point gap. Interesting.

Tommy McIntyre’s team have been extremely impressive this season. Now, the focus is on Glasgow Cup action, having drawn with Queen’s Park in the most recent Cup game. In the last league encounter, Celtic came from behind to beat Stirling University, with excellent displays from Ben Doak, Joey Dawson, Ben Summers and more.

Excitement is guaranteed from the Penny Cars Stadium on Saturday. McIntyre’s swashbuckling young team feature a range of talents who will surely be in the first-team squad before too long. Ben Doak, Owen Moffat, Joey Dawson and Dane Murray are all likely to take part; names familiar to Celtic supporters.

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Celtic take on Rangers, and it’s available for season ticket holders

When season tickets were sold in the summer, the incentives maybe went a bit under the radar. We honestly didn’t know what the B Team set up was going to be like; we knew there’d been wrangling over league status, long existential debates about what it all means.

We’ve probably been a bit spoilt, in truth. The Celtic B Team have routinely been an excellent watch, full of quality players. In the modern day, when broadcasting football has become easier, we’ve had access to games showcasing the abilities of top Academy prospects.

Names like Doak, Moffat, Murray; all are familiar to Celtic supporters, and it’s been exciting to watch how they’ve progressed. In terms of integrating in the first-team squad, fans will already know plenty of the players coming up. That’s a good thing. Doak has already played in a Celtic v Rangers game, of course.

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With the season coming to its conclusion, it’s impossible to say the Celtic B Team has been anything but a success. That’ll be inarguable, in a wider context, if some of these guys end up playing for Scotland.

It’s not done yet though, and with a Celtic v Rangers game being broadcast on Saturday, season ticket holders are spoilt for choice this weekend. A win would be the tonic before a tough Sunday trip to Livingston for Ange’s Bhoys.

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