The full details, including the kick-off time, for Celtic’s Viaplay Cup final tie against Glasgow rivals Rangers next month, have been confirmed.

The Bhoys will take on the Ibrox side in the first showpiece fixture of the 2022/23 campaign at Hampden Park on the 26th of February.

This afternoon, the SPFL and Celtic confirmed the official kick-off time for the tie would be 3 PM in Mount Florida as Ange Postecoglou’s side eyes back-to-back League Cup successes.

Celtic booked their place in the final on Saturday evening as they battled it out with Derek McInnes’ Kilmarnock at the country’s national stadium.

It turned out to be a tough fixture for the Hoops, with the Scottish weather conditions playing their part in affecting the Hampden surface.

However, ultimately, it was Celtic who would come out on top, thanks to a goal from Daizen Maeda and a late Giorgos Giakoumakis strike.

On Sunday, they would be joined in the final by rivals Rangers, who overcame 10-man Aberdeen in extra time to set up a Glasgow Derby at Hampden next month.

It will be the first cup final between the two sides since Celtic’s BetFred Cup success back in 2019, as Neil Lennon’s team came out on top against Steven Gerrard’s men.

Christopher Jullien was the hero that day, scoring the only goal of the game, and I am sure Postecoglou will be eyeing up similar trophy success next month.

Celtic v Kilmarnock - Viaplay Cup Semi-final
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Viaplay Cup final details confirmed, but all eyes will be on other domestic outings for Celtic before then.

So, we now know the official details for next month’s exciting derby cup final, with the Hoops having the chance to secure back-to-back League cups.

Ticket details are set to be announced in the coming weeks, and they are bound to be in high demand, with a 50/50 split of Hampden stadium.

Before our minds turn to focus on the cup final in February, though, there is still plenty more action for the Bhoys ahead.

Important league and Scottish Cup fixtures come before our return to Hampden, and Ange Postecoglou will be insistent that his players remain focused on just one game at a time.

This Celtic squad has displayed that attitude on many occasions, and for now, Celtic’s league cup duties will be put to the back of their minds.

It will still be an important month or so, though, with a place in the starting lineup at Hampden Park very much up for grabs.

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