Celtic will play St Johnstone at home in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, should John Kennedy’s Bhoys beat Rangers at Ibrox tomorrow.
Due to the shortened cup schedule, the draw was made at the same time as the Fourth Round earlier this month.
The Perth side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Clyde at McDiarmid Park this evening.
First-half goals from Guy Melamed and Michael O’Halloran sent them on the road to a victory that was never really in doubt.
Interestingly to Celtic fans, 18-year-old youngster Ewan Otoo got 90 minutes of quality experience against Scottish Premiership opposition. He played the entire 90 minutes at left-back for Clyde, on loan from the Bhoys.
It was his tenth appearance of the season for the Bully Wee. He has regularly been found in Danny Lennon’s first-team since the resumption of lower league football in March.
Celtic played St Johnstone at the same stage of the competition last season. Ryan Christie’s late goal provided victory just before the Scottish football shutdown.
Celtic won’t even be entertaining the idea of facing Saints yet, of course. Rangers have to be taken care of tomorrow first and there’s obviously no guarantee of progression.
Sunday’s match could well be one of the hardest games of the season. The Bhoys will have to be at their absolute best to win at Ibrox.
If Celtic do manage to pick up a massive derby victory, the quarter-final against Callum Davidson’s side will be played next weekend.