Celtic vs Morton | Match Preview

Celtic versus MORTON

Scottish Cup Fourth Round

 Saturday 21 January 2023

Celtic Park

Kick-off 12.15pm

Live on BBC One

Scene Setter

It’s a break from the league tomorrow afternoon as Scottish Cup action returns for another round.

Morton continue their Scottish Cup campaign tomorrow afternoon, making the trip to Celtic Park in the Scottish Cup Fourth Round. The Ton come into this match on the back of two losses to start the year following that great unbeaten run in the cinch Championship. The team will not be short of support as over 2000 Morton fans are due to be in attendance for what will be the biggest and toughest test of the season.

Last season’s Premiership winners Celtic come into this match having won four of their last five matches and will be looking to carry on that form as they start their own Scottish Cup campaign. Dougie Imrie will be hoping to inspire his side in a similar fashion to that famous night in 2013 but is under no illusion about how difficult the task tomorrow will be. Last time out between these sides saw a 3-0 win for Celtic in the Scottish Cup Quarter Finals back in 2018.

Important Match Information

For supporters travelling by car or bus to the match, please be aware of roadworks on London Road as you approach Celtic Park.

Celtic have also communicated that all kiosks within the stadium are cashless and will only accept card payments.

VAR will also be in use for tomorrow’s fixture.

View from Dougie Imrie

We caught up with Dougie Imrie yesterday as he looks ahead to tomorrow’s match.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

9 – Robbie Muirhead is the current top scorer in all competitions for Morton this season.

Current Connections

Current Ton players Efe Ambrose and Calvin Miller have both previously played for Celtic with Ambrose winning four league titles with the Glasgow side.

Stephen Welsh previously spent time on loan at Cappielow having played for Morton in the first half of the 2019/20 season.

Head to Head

March 2018 – Celtic 3 – 0 Morton (Scottish Cup)
March 2016 – Celtic 3 – 0 Morton (Scottish Cup)
September 2013 – Celtic 0 – 1 Morton (Scottish League Cup)
January 2010 – Morton 0 – 1 Celtic (Scottish Cup)

Recent Results

W St Mirren (H) 4-0 (cinch Premiership)
W Kilmarnock (N) 2-0 (Viaplay Cup Semi-Final)
W Kilmarnock (H) 2-0 (cinch Premiership)
D Rangers (A) 2-2 (cinch Premiership)
W Hibernian (A) 0-4 (cinch Premiership)

L Hamilton (A) 1-0 (cinch Championship)
L Partick Thistle (A) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
D Raith Rovers (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Raith Rovers (A) 1-1 (4-2) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
D Arbroath (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Celtic (v St Mirren)

Hart, Juranovic, Kobayashi, Starfelt, Johnston, Hatate, McGregor, O’Riley, Jota, Furuhashi, Abada

Morton (v Hamilton)

Schwake, Strapp, Baird, Ambrose, Grimshaw, Blues, Gillespie, Roy, Crawford, Miller, Muirhead


Referee: Kevin Clancy

Assistant one: Ross MacLeod

Assistant two: Alastair Mather

Fourth Official: Barry Cook

VAR: Craig Napier

Assistant VAR: Frank Connor