The revival continued on Wednesday night with the 4-1 win against Hibs in the league cup. After a shaky first half, where Hibs were 1 nil up and missed a great chance to double there lead, the Celts showed there strengths in the second half to wipe Hibs aside. Some good play and good goals made it an enjoyable second half, where we showed the sort of play we had seen in the second half of last season. Let's hope we can keep it up and go on a good run.
It was good to see Stokes and Hooper on the scoresheet on Wednesday, I've been quite critical of Hooper lately and going with the first half performance I could have been justified with my opinions. As with the whole team, his second half performance moved up a gear and he took his goal well. Stokes has probably been our most lively striker this season and deserved a goal.
The player who gave us the impetus to get back into the game, as well as the Kilmarnock game a couple of weeks ago, was James Forrest. When he plays with the confidence and energy he displayed on Wednesday, few defenders stand in his way. If he can keep improving as he has done then we will have a real quality player on our hands. His two goals on Wednesday were the highlights of the game for me, his second involving a one-two with Stokes was a lovely move.
We are back to league duty on Saturday with a home game against Hibs again, hopefully we can start where we left off at Easter Road. Mulgrew will be back in contention and may take the place of Majstorovic, hopefully Rogne will keep his place in defence and play alongside Mulgrew. The players need to remain focused as any slip ups with us being 10 points behind would be fatal to our league aspirations. A win, by a few goals again would do me nicely.
Enjoy the game.