Celtic Diary Wednesday January 23: On The Way To Eight
League football returns tonight, and Celtic host St Mirren under the lights with a view to extending their lead at the top of the table.
Timothy Weah may get a start tonight after his impressive run out against airdrie, and whilst some loan signings tend to disappoint, or even be disappointed in their circumstances, that doesn’t seem to apply to the American youngster.. Ryan christie explains..
Timo could not have planned it better, coming off the bench and scoring a goal.”
“He was getting a bit of stick for his celebration because it seemed to go on for about five minutes.
“Fair play to him, he’s been eager to get going since he joined us in Dubai.
Weah has perhaps birdered on the cringeworthy with some of his comments since his goal, professing his love for and gratitude to the club, but there is a feeling that he means it, and after just one game the support are already hoping he’ll be with us next season as well.
Hopefully, in the summer, PSG will buy Harry Kane or someone and push Weah further down the pecking order.
New forward Vakoun Bayo arrived in town to begin his Celtic career, but it may be a week or two before he pulls on the hoops in earnest. He still needs international clearance and the manager said he’s short of match fitness as well, but I guess we’re covered well enough until he’s ready.
Oddsone Edoaurd is looking forward to playing alongside his former PSG team mate Weah, and with both players what could be termed technically gifted, the support can probably be said to be looking forward to this.
Transfer wise, Lewis Morgan is now being considered by Martin O’Neill as a possible addition to his squad with the forward certain to go out on loan this week.
O’Neill has taken over at his former club Nottingham Forest, making him almost unique in football management having managed three European champions. Aston Villa are the other one.
The name Josh Maja keeps cropping up , mostly from unrelaible sources, as the Sunderland forward is linked with a move to Celtic. However, it appears Cardiff are also coveting him, especially if they don;t find the Argentinian fellow who was lost over the English channel on Monday night.
“rangers “, currently Celtics closest challegers in the league face a tricky trip to Kilmarnock tonight, and their support will be looking forward to seeing Jermaine Defoe and Steven Davis in action.
One player, however, may not be looking forward to taking part as it appears he has fallen out with manager Steven Gerrard, who has all but ruined his chances of getting a move away from Ibrox by slapping an unrealistic price tag on his head..
Alfredo Morelas is more or less the only saleable asset at Ibrox, and the club need the money. However, interested clubs…and there donlt seem to be any…would also consider what else they could get for the £10m reputed cost of the little Colombian.
The player knows he’s not worth that, and that appears to have tainted the atmosphere on the training ground between the two men..
Without stereotyping Liverpudlians , Gerrard does appear to be saying “Calm down, calm down..”
And morelas ?
He just looks pissed off.
A Kilmarnock win will quash some of the hope that is emerging from the Ibrox hordes, and coupled with a Celtic victory tonight, the run to the title will begin.
Yesterday, we mentioned Jack Hendry biting back at abuse he’s been getting on twitter. This is what he said..
You can’t blame him, but the reply does give a sense of frustration within the player, and maybe a spell away will do him good.
In the meantime, just be thankful twitter wasnlt around when Henrik Larsson came on against hibernian..
Caption competition from yesterday..