When Celtic take on Clyde this weekend in knockout Scottish Cup action, the sons of two club icons could be lining up against Neil Lennon’s men.

Ray Grant, son of Peter, and Chris McStay, son of Paul, are both regulars in the Clyde team and will bring a real ‘romance of the cup’ story to proceedings this Sunday afternoon.

Peter Grant played for over a decade with McStay at Celtic, notching up a massive 483 appearances.

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Paul McStay meanwhile is a bonafide Celtic legend having captained the club and made a massive 683 appearances of his own.

The midfield duo couldn’t have predicted that one day their sons would be playing for the same football team and for Grant this weekend’s occasion will be one of the only times he hopes Celtic lose!

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “It’s going to be the first time that I hope Celtic lose a game.

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“I never thought I would say that! Grant and McStay playing against Celtic – it’s going to be unbelievable to see.

“The two of them have worked their socks off. They deserve everything they get. They are so professional.”

Former Celtic star Peter Grant

Former Celtic star Peter Grant / Allsport UK

Incredibly, Grant also shares a story about how the young duo weren’t even aware of their connection to each other when they met in 2018.

Ray Grant has made 31 appearances for Clyde this season so he’s likely to be in the first-team when Celtic come calling this weekend, playing in a similar defensively-minded midfield role than his father.

Chris McStay also plays in the middle of the park but has had to settle for a place on the bench for Clyde’s last two league fixtures.

While they’ll be hoping to replicate the success of Clyde’s 2006 cup heroes, for Celtic it’ll be all about producing a professional performance that sees us on our way to yet more Scottish Cup success.

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