Report: Sheffield Wednesday could face Celtic during pre-season training camp
Sheffield Wednesday could be the fifth team to be announced as opponents to Celtic this pre-season, according to the Sheffield Star.
Celtic announced in detail their pre-season plans yesterday. The Hoops are scheduled to head down to Wales at a “world-class” training facility, where they’ll take on three teams before the new campaign.
Charlton Athletic and Bristol City have been pencilled in for July 10th and 14th respectively. After the camp, Celtic will take on Preston at Parkhead on July 17th. Our pre-season schedule will then finalise with an eye-catching clash against West Ham at home on July 24th.
However, Celtic announced yesterday that a match is scheduled for July 7th against an as of yet unknown opponent. The Star believe Wednesday could be due to face Celtic in Wales despite the Championship club not having confirmed their plans as of yet.
The report claims Wednesday also have a pre-season camp in Wales and are currently in dialogue with potential opponents. Celtic just so happen to be one of them.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Celtic would be a competitive way to return to action
Celtic have a tasty pre-season lined up already. Four matches against four decent English sides is exactly what we need to sharpen the minds and legs ahead of the new season.
The Hoops will also have UEFA Champions League qualifiers to contend with. Celtic are scheduled to play in the second qualifying round on July 20th/21st. This comes three days before the West Ham United match.
The clash against Sheffield Wednesday is still to be confirmed. But it would represent a solid start to the camp. With the England vs Scotland rivalry also there, it adds a nice spice to our pre-season games this season.
If it goes ahead, the game could also see Liam Shaw make his Celtic debut against his former employers. Shaw signed a pre-contract deal earlier this year after coming through the Owl’s youth academy. Interestingly, the move seemed to spark a bit of bad blood, with the Championship club hinting that they would consider some form of legal action.
Regardless, nothing seemed to come of it, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Shaw can make it at Celtic Park.
Celtic will kick off their Scottish Premiership campaign on the weekend of July 31st.