78′: After a couple of quick goals to start the half, not much has gone on for either team since.
54′: GOALLLLL!!!!! Celtic 2-0 St. Mirren! James Forrest with the goal! The Bhoys just got paid!
49′: GOALLLLLLL!!!!!! Mohamed Elyounoussi finds the back of the net off of a rebound! Celtic 1-0 St. Mirren.
HT: Celtic 0-0 St. Mirren
40′: Not much to say here. Celtic has been having difficulty with the tenth in the table St. Mirren tonight.
30′: Over half an hour through and St. Mirren is not laying down. They are putting the pressure on the Hoops.
26′: Jullien had a wide open attempt to use his head to put the corner kick in. Could not come through.
24′: Close call for Celtic, as St. Mirren has a good shot on goal. Forster with the save. The momentum has turned.
16′: SO CLOSE. Ryan Christie takes a beautiful shot that is JUST a tad high.
13′: Fantastic defensive play from Scott Brown. Completely stopped the St. Mirren attack before it even started.
9′: Foul on Moritz Bauer. The Hoops are having a hard time settling in.
5′: Despite a hot start for St. Mirren, the Hoops have had complete domination early on.
1′: St. Mirren starts aggressive. They are trying to set the tone here early.
20:45pm BST: We have kickoff! Let’s go Bhoys!!!
Both lineups are in. Greg Taylor finally gets his first time on the pitch while with Celtic. It appears Ntcham and Rogic are healthy enough to be put in as substitutes. Also, let us all welcome back Ryan Christie.
Celtic FC Lineup:
Subs: Craig Gordon, Nir Bitton, Johnny Hayes, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Lewis Morgan, Olivier Ntcham, Tom Rogic
St. Mirren Lineup:
Subs: Lyness, MacKenzie, Andreu, MacPherson, Djorkaeff, Mullen, Morias
Celtic host St. Mirren in a middle of the week matchup for the Scottish Premiership League. The Hoops are coming off of a two win streak in which Celtic beat out Italian-side Lazio 2-1 in a Europa League Group Stage match. Just last Sunday, the Bhoys dominated Aberdeen as the Dons fell out of the match early.
Celtic will continue to push out the gate early against a St. Mirren squad that is tenth in the table and has not been able to create very many goals to start the season. With Vakoun Issouf Bayo likely out with an injury, and the return of Ryan Christie, it will be interesting to see how Hoops boss Neil Lennon constructs the starting lineup.
In other news, before the start of the match, James Forrest inked a four-year extension which will see him stay with the Hoops. This was a great move by the front office in locking up one of the most prolific, and exciting players on the squad. His production this season has been off the charts and will likely continue to contribute at the same level going forward.