Celtic’s season moves to Easter Road tomorrow, and that’s a good place to be going. It will be a tough game, but this the ground where, earlier in the season, we secured one our best results in the early part of the campaign.
Our 3-1 win surprised our rivals, because they had thought we’d struggle in that game. The first half performance was hailed by the manager as the best he had seen us play so far. Watching it back recently, I had to agree. It was excellent.
A similar performance tomorrow and we will be well happy. It is a good time to be playing them; Shaun Maloney hasn’t hit his stride yet and they have a number of players out.
A win there would put aside all the blues of midweek.
Although it would leave Livingston and Ibrox – two very tough away games – still left to play, as well as a couple of home matches which have to be taken care of, I think a lot of us would feel that we could see the end of this brutal series in sight.
On top of that, Easter Road used to be a horrible place to visit, and that makes a win there mean something more than just three points. It puts us back on track, it gets the heads up again.
Indeed, when we won there earlier in the season it was our first win at that ground in a long, long time. Our ability to go there and triumph is a sign of how far this team has come.
Win tomorrow and we’re down to ten games, five of them after the split. With a three point lead we will be in very, very good shape. A win at Livingston would send us to Ibrox knowing that a point would be a great result and that a win would just about make us champions. That’s a nice situation to be in, if we get there.
Tomorrow sets it all up for us.
That’s why I think it is the perfect league game to follow midweek.