Celtic will take on St Johnstone in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup next month.

The pair were drawn together following the Hoops’ comfortable win yesterday against Clyde.

It isn’t the first time that the Hoops and the Perthshire Saints have been drawn together in the cup.

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In fact, it is one year to the day that Brendan Rodgers’ side cruised to a 5-0 win in the competition against St Johnstone.

Celtic easing past St Johnstone in Scottish Cup one year on

The victory won’t be the most memorable for a lot of Hoops fans in the history timeline.

However, it was Rodgers’ last Scottish Cup match with the club before leaving for Leicester not long after.

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Brendan Rodgers left shortly after Celtic vs St Johnstone Scottish Cup win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Irishman had teed up a third treble with the victory over Tommy Wright’s side last February.

The Northern Irishman told the BBC after the match: “We were beaten by a far better team, and we’ve been beaten three times now by a team that are far better.”

Celtic were two goals up in nine minutes when Scott Sinclair got the opener before Scott Brown netted.


James Forrest got his token goal against the Saints before Sinclair completed a hat-trick.

This time round though, Celtic can’t rely on the hat-trick hero to stretch the lead.

Scott Sinclair scoring his first goal for Preston North End. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Sinclair signed with Preston North End in the winter window and has already scored for his new side.

Likewise, other players who featured such as Oliver Burke, Timothy Weah, Jeremy Toljan and Dedryck Boyata have all went on to pastures new.

Nevertheless, the Celts recently destroyed the Saints on their patch over a week ago in a first half drubbing.

Unlike the last cup tie between the two, it will be McDiarmid Park hosting the fixture this time round.

Will St Johnstone allow more Celtic fans through the turnstiles this time? (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

The Saints allowed the Celts three stands at the stadium for the recent league match and it will interesting to see if they follow that process next time round.

It definitely gave Neil Lennon’s side the advantage in noise and numbers which reflected on the performance.

However, the cup game will mean so much more to the Perth side than the league match would have.

Will the Saints board see the pound signs again or will they go after the magic of the cup?

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