Rodgers: Adding cup to league title would cap off 'really good season'

Celtic take on Rangers at Hampden in the first Old Firm Scottish Cup final in 22 years.

Brendan Rodgers is aiming to add the Scottish Cup trophy to the Premiership title to cap off a “really good season”.

Celtic take on Rangers at Hampden on Saturday as they look to complete a league and cup double after lifting the league trophy last weekend.

The Hoops are undefeated against their city rivals this season with three wins and a draw from four Old Firm games with Rodgers also boasting a 100% record at Hampden and in the Scottish Cup over his two spells at Parkhead.

But the manager insists there will be no complacency as he looked forward a to big challenge from Philippe Clement’s men at the national stadium.

He said: “Any final is always a challenge, and obviously a Celtic vs Rangers final is a great occasion. But for us all the focus is on how we can win the game.

“Our motivation is to win the trophy, the Scottish Cup is a historical competition and every time we come to Hampden we want to win the big games and the big competitions.

“It would also finish off a double for us which would point to a really good season.

Celtic are preparing for the final with a full squad.

Defender Stephen Welsh went off with his arm in a sling after injuring his shoulder during last weekend’s victory over St Mirren, but he is in the frame for Saturday’s Hampden clash with Rangers.

Rodgers said: “We are in good condition. Obviously we had Welshy with his shoulder, but he has trained in the last few days.

“Everybody else is just going through their preparation and fitness wise all in a good place.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code
Posted in