February 19, 2019

Scottish Cup last 16: Celtic v St Johnstone – team news & build up

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  1. Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone – Sinclair guides in Burke decrease motivate
  2. Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot (15:00) – textual thunder material & radio protection
  3. Aberdeen v Queen of the South (15:30) – TV, textual thunder material & radio protection
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By Clive Lindsay

All cases talked about are UK

  1. GOAL Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

    Scott Sinclair

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  2. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 0-0 St Johnstone

    Referee Nick Walsh’s whistle indicators the commence of the match and St Johnstone kick off of their primitive blue shirts and white shorts.

    Holders Celtic contain defended the Scottish Cup eight cases however must rating it three seasons in a row for the necessary time.

  3. Virtually there…

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    Here advance the groups into a Celtic Park bathed in sunshine.

    Here’s hoping the action is lawful as shiny.

  4. ‘We know dimension of project’ – Wright

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    St Johnstone supervisor Tommy Wright tells Premier Sports actions: “Confidently we are able to press Celtic elevated up the pitch, more so
    than we did the closing time.

    “We are attempting to rating the sport, however we know the dimension of the project. They’ve won 24 Scottish Cup ties in a row, they’ve won two trebles motivate to motivate
    and moreover they’re playing as neatly as they’ve done for a indisputably very prolonged time.

    “So it’s going to be a difficult game, however we’ve received to strive
    and rating care of the ball.

    “We did that at home, our possession was up about 10% than
    what we were closing time, so now we contain to withstand about 40% possession to give us
    a likelihood to avoid wasting alternatives in opposition to them, because we indisputably feel we are able to
    rating in opposition to them.”

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  5. Lambert despatched to face in derby

    It be not going neatly for former Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert down at Ipswich Town.

    The Tractor Boys supervisor has been despatched to the stand alongside with his personnel, bottom of the Championship, going unhurried early of their derby away to derby rivals Norwich Metropolis.

  6. Saints in exact heart

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

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    Image caption: St Johnstone’s gamers scrutinize in a exact mood despite their infamous present results in opposition to nowadays’s hosts as they advance out on to Celtic Park.
  7. Saints to ‘defend for their lives’

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13.30)

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    Jim Duffy

    BBC Sportsound summariser

    Quote Message: Celtic are in out of the ordinary plot, banging within the dreams and not shedding any. St Johnstone are off the boil. Celtic know the exact approach to play in opposition to St Johnstone, know what to await, so that that it’s possible you’ll well are expecting them to rating moderately conveniently right here nowadays. I peek St Johnstone defending for their lives, making it as tight as that that it’s possible you’ll well presumably presumably convey and attempting to dangle within the sport for therefore prolonged as they can

    Celtic are in out of the ordinary plot, banging within the dreams and not shedding any. St Johnstone are off the boil. Celtic know the exact approach to play in opposition to St Johnstone, know what to await, so that that it’s possible you’ll well are expecting them to rating moderately conveniently right here nowadays. I peek St Johnstone defending for their lives, making it as tight as that that it’s possible you’ll well presumably presumably convey and attempting to dangle within the sport for therefore prolonged as they can

  8. Pittodrie action on BBC One TV

    Aberdeen v Queen of the South (15:30)

  9. Bain number one as soon as more

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    Scott Bain is named in blueprint by Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers for a seventh game in a row.

    The statistics present that it’s a ways his skill with the ball at his toes which could well presumably be key to the former Dundee man ousting Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

  10. Rodgers seeks identical as soon as more

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    Brendan Rodgers is attempting to hunt down the identical as soon as more as his Celtic aspect face St Johnstone as soon as more.

    “We’re hoping it’s what it’s been for many of the video games
    in opposition to St Johnstone – we’ve carried out very neatly within the video games,” he tells BBC Radio Scotland.

    “It be essential to attain your entire
    dirty work, defend very stable, press the sport neatly after which our vogue and
    confidently the quality of our game comes through.

    “On the present time, it’s one more game that finds the personality of your
    personnel.

    “You’re playing a personnel for the fifth time, you’re anticipated to rating. It’s a
    home game and we’re anticipated to rating right here.”

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  11. Deja vu in Glasgow

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    It be the third assembly between Celtic and St Johnstone within 11 days and their fifth assembly this season.

    And the statistics are hugely within the home aspect’s favour.

    Celtic contain won all four meetings this season with out shedding a blueprint and discovering the earn 11 cases.

    Saints contain not won on their closing seven visits to Celtic Park since March 2015.

    Relative plot does not hint at a commerce to that trend, with the guests from Perth on a sprint of 4 straight defeats whereas Celtic contain won six in a row.

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    Image caption: Timothy Weah scored in Celtic’s 2-0 rating over St Johnstone in Perth this month

  12. Three modifications for Saints

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    St Johnstone supervisor Tommy Wright makes three modifications from the aspect that misplaced 2-1 away to Hamilton Academical in midweek.

    Historical Celtic striker Tony Watt and fellow forward Michael O’Halloran plunge to the bench alongside with midfielder Ross Callachan.

    Murray Davidson returns from anxiety and David Wotherspoon shall be motivate in midfield, with Chris Kane given his likelihood up entrance.

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    Image caption: Tony Watt drops to the bench in opposition to his former membership

  13. Forrest and Hayes commence

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    There might be no payment of Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers taking this game evenly or resting gamers sooner than Thursday’s Europa League game in opposition to Valencia.

    Scotland world James Forrest returns from anxiety to commence, whereas fellow winger Jonny Hayes fills in at left-motivate after Emilio Izaguirre is ruled out following a knock picked up in opposition to Hibs in midweek and with Kieran Tierney tranquil sidelined.

    Timothy Weah drops to the bench, where he is joined by match-as soon as more fellow striker Odsonne Edouard and midfielder Olivier Ntcham.

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    Image caption: Odsonne Edouard returns to the Celtic bench after anxiety

  14. LINE-UPS from Celtic Park

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

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    Image caption: Celtic beginning XI

    Celtic: Bain, Toljan, Boyata, Simunovic, Hayes, Brown, McGregor, Christie, Forrest, Sinclair, Burke.

    Substitutes: Gordon, Bitton, Ntcham, Edouard, Lustig, Weah, Ajer.

    St Johnstone: Clark, Foster, Tanser, Shaughnessy, Kerr, Goss, Davidson, Craig, Wotherspoon, Kennedy, Kane.

    Substitutes: Bell, Alston, Swanson, O’Halloran, Callachan, Keown, Watt.

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    Image caption: St Johnstone beginning XI

  15. Who’s already through?

  16. 2nd-tier United down Associates

    St Mirren are the very top high-flight aspect to contain so a ways suffered defeat within the fifth round.

    On paper, the Associates’ home loss to a aspect from the Championship could well presumably be classified as a mini cup shock.

    But many saw it coming with Oran Kearney’s aspect bottom of the Premiership and Dundee United being in plot as they scuttle promotion.

    Indeed, the St Mirren supervisor even talked about before kick-off that Robbie Neilson’s guests went into the sport as favourites after having spent a shed load on novel gamers one day of January.

    Video thunder material

    Video caption: Targets: St Mirren 1-2 Dundee United
  17. Celtic Park first up

    Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)

    On the present time’s three cup ties contain staggered kick-offs, with the all-Premiership assembly between Celtic and St Johnstone first up in a minute below an hour’s time in Glasgow.

    Sunday’s Scottish Cup fifth-round ties:

    • Aberdeen v Queen of the South (15:30)
    • Celtic v St Johnstone (13:30)
    • Heart of Midlothian v Auchinleck Talbot (15:00)
  18. Aloof looking ahead to a cup upset

    It be day two of the Scottish Cup fifth-round weekend and we’re tranquil looking ahead to a necessary shock.

    On the present time, it be the flip of Junior cracks Auchinleck Talbot and Championship aspect Queen of the South to contain opportunity to form a reputation for themselves.

    But odds are strongly in favour of Premiership aspects Aberdeen, Celtic and Hearts making plump use of home advantage.

    Stop with us for the plot-up, reside commentary and publish-match reaction on BBC Radio Scotland and online.

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