Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says treble win is an 'incredible feeling'


Celtic have announced their starting line-up and substitutes to take on Aberdeen in the final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden this afternoon.

Griffiths will feel that he deserves to keep his place in the Celtic side given his goalscoring prowess in the Frenchman's absence, but ultimately it will be Rodgers that makes the call.

Aberdeen continued to look risky in the final third with Shinnie firing into the side-netting soon after as the Dons searched for a second.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has said that his side have "no shame" in losing to Celtic in the final of the Scottish Cup this afternoon.

"Celtic have got class players that can constantly ask the question of you", admitted McInnes.

"Aberdeen showed in that match plenty of spirit, plenty of character, plenty of ability to worry Celtic".

What with the 50th anniversary of 1967 and that dominating all sections of the media, which is only right given what those 11 Scots did, and the talk of trebles and invincibles, the men from the North East have not received as much publicity as they might have had under different circumstances. "We have put ourselves in a position to win it and all the squad are desperate to lift the cup again".

I got promoted there with Swansea and it is 46 games of graft and commitment.

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"I'm not trying to sell him Celtic fans, before they start battering the keyboards". Aberdeen were visibly tiring and the champions began to swarm around their box and in added time Rogic sealed the win, and the treble, with an angled drive after dancing into the Dons box and the green and white half of the stadium exploded in joy.

But instead of feeling the pressure, Gordon says they will rise to the challenge.

"Even at a big club like Celtic, I have not managed to win the Scottish Cup".

Paatelainen insists Hibs firmly believed they could deny Celtic the treble in 2001 but, without playmaker Russell Latapy and with the talismanic Franck Sauzee not fully fit, they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat.

"We have just tried to look at the next game". From this team, nobody was expecting it.

He added: "It's a amusing situation".

The last team to go a whole season unbeaten in the Scottish top flight was the Rangers team of 1898- 99, who only played 18 games in a year.