Celtic will play St Johnstone away from home in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, it was confirmed on Sunday.
After comfortably taking care of Clyde in the last round yesterday, the draw was made post-match.
At one point it looked like we could be drawn against rivals Rangers with the two Glasgow teams and just two others left in the draw at one stage.
However, it’ll be a trip up to Perth for Neil Lennon’s men with the match currently due to take place on the Sunday after our second leg match against Copenhagen in the Europa League.
Although there’s still a long way to go before the end of the season, things are now heating up in multiple competitions and the idea of a fourth successive treble is not one to dismiss.
Celtic are in blistering form after the winter break and the team will fancy their chances against Saints, who don’t have the best of records against us.
The Hoops have scored 21 goals in the last six meetings between the two sides at the venue, conceding just twice (WhoScored).
Our last victory there occurred only in January, with Lennon’s team running out 3-0 winners.
Understandable then that fans are please with the cup draw announcement, feeling it has given Celtic a massive chance to book another Hampden date and push towards the final.
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
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— Euan Hepburn (@darthhepsy) February 9, 2020
Happy! Play great at saints ground
— Michael (@michaelmaher21) February 9, 2020
— Gary Brown (@garybrown1980) February 9, 2020
I’ll take that
— Liam Markey (@liammarkey7) February 9, 2020
Would have liked a home draw but take that
— Mick Reid ®™ (@mickreid) February 9, 2020
— Kieran (@_Kieran67) February 9, 2020
Give us the cup
— Ryan (@ElyounoussiCSC) February 9, 2020
Another James Forrest masterclass at McDiarmid Park
— Livy 🏴 (@kieranl_67) February 9, 2020