St Johnstone midfielder Sean Goss believes that the Perth side can pull off a shock and defeat Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

The Saints travel to the current Scottish Cup holders on Sunday. Goss’ claims are quite remarkable when you consider that Celtic have defeated St Johnstone twice in the last fortnight. Celtic winning 2-0 at Celtic Park and repeating the scoreline at McDiarmid Park.

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Despite the defeats, Goss thinks that the Saints have shown enough in the previous games to cause Celtic problems.

Goss told the Herald: “I think we can give them a game.”

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“We kept our shape really well in the last game at Celtic Park. It’s going to be a similar game to that on Sunday, and we’ll do our best to go there and get a result to get through to the next round.”

The Saints will need to turn in one of their best performances of the season if they are to pull off a shock and reach the quarter-finals.

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It has to be said they did play well in most recent game between the sides. Both Matty Kennedy and Tony Watt missed good chances before Celtic eventually opened the scoring.

The first goal in the game is likely to be key. If the Saints get it gives them something to hold on for the game. A first Celtic goal could lead to a routine victory. Only time will tell, but the Saints will have to be brave.


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