Game on! Sky Sports man Ian Crocker confirms Celtic v Livingston will kick-off as planned

By Euan Davidson

January 20, 2021

For Celtic, the Wednesday night trip to Livingston had looked in doubt.

With bad weather in West Lothian all throughout the day, it looked for the world that our chance to pick up points had been delayed once again.

However, Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker has shared a picture that’s a sight for sore Celtic eyes. “Snow cleared. Tad misty” said Crocker on Twitter, delighting fans of both clubs with a tasty clash scheduled for an 8.15pm kick-off.

 

Ground staff at the Tony Macaroni Arena / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Well, thank goodness: Celtic v Livingston is on

Tonight represents a big opportunity for Celtic and Neil Lennon.

With so many players having missed the last two fixtures due to Coronavirus protocol, and the manager having to stay home, there’s a lot for Celtic to prove.

Despite having gone to Dubai to build fitness, it might have caused the core of our first-team to lack sharpness, going into this match. A number of starters including Ryan Christie and Kristoffer Ajer might not be ready for what would be a tough test at the best of times.

David Martindale’s side don’t mess about. Prior to the weekend’s goalless draw at Celtic Park, Livi had won 8 on the bounce (WhoScored?).

The Tony Macaroni Arena has faced last-minute cancellations this season. However, it looks very much like tonight’s match will go ahead.

Scott Brown, Vasilis Barkas, Leigh Griffiths and others could return for the Bhoys, who are playing a game in hand on Premiership leaders Rangers.

Any opportunity to close the gap must be seized by Neil Lennon if he’s to save his job. Simply put, the supporters won’t tolerate more dropped points, even if we’re visiting Scotland’s in-form side.

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