Celtic fans in confident mood after drawing St Johnstone in Premier Sports Cup
Celtic have been drawn against St Johnstone in the Premier Sports Cup.
The Bhoys overcame Raith Rovers in tonight’s quarter final, with goals from Jota, Abada and Turnbull.
There was also encouragement in the performances of James McCarthy, Adam Montgomery and 60th minute sub Liam Scales, as the last Championship team in the competition were swept aside.
St Johnstone progressed after taking care of Dundee last night. Goals from Shaun Rooney and Ali Crawford put them into last night’s draw [BBC].
Certainly, it’s a tricky one for the Bhoys. St Johnstone have established something of a second home in the national stadium, having won both the Scottish and League Cups last season.
It’s a first trip to Hampden for Ange Postecoglou, who will be desperate to win some silverware early on for the Bhoys. In a press conference [Celtic FC], he explained that the pressures on his Celtic side in the cups would be there, regardless of the season prior.
That’s true enough. But in St Johnstone, Celtic face a considerable foe. The current holders of the Premier Sports Cup, Davidson’s side represent a stern obstacle to Postecoglou’s silverware hopes.
However, fans seemed in a buoyant mood when the draw was made.
Celtic supporters react to Premier Sports Cup draw
After a resounding win last night, Celtic fans could be forgiven for feeling a touch optimistic.
While the consensus seems to be that the Saints are a tough draw, there’s still real confidence in this Celtic side. By the time we meet the Perth side at Hampden, the Bhoys will have some key players back.
On Twitter, fans had their say:
We don’t lose at hampden— Tonyyyyy (@TonyRalstonCSC) September 23, 2021
Give us our cup back— Mcgregor (@McgregorC90) September 23, 2021
Take that tbh 🍀— Celtic Fc To The Core (@CelticFc_Core) September 23, 2021
2 most successful clubs in Scotland playing against each other, should be a good game— Alonso 🏴 (@Alonsoo1888) September 23, 2021
Gees wur cup back. https://t.co/plL6HlySPn— Kathryn White (@RealKaffo) September 23, 2021
Very happy with this, let’s hope we can beat them man🍀 https://t.co/ZBhE6zopYi— Sean Dempsey (@SeanDee1888) September 23, 2021
Celtic will take on the current holders of the cup 👀 https://t.co/nQvqqcg1Zi— 𝙆𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙉 (@KevinTwist67) September 23, 2021
Announce final— Lennon Hughes (@LennonH67) September 23, 2021
Cmon— Ricky (@rickyg67_) September 23, 2021