History repeating for City?

City celebrate last year's league cup win (pic by Andy Buist)
City celebrate last year's league cup win (pic by Andy Buist)

GLASGOW City start the defence of their Premier league cup crown in earnest this Sunday when they face Celtic in the quarter finals at Petershill Park in what will be the first meeting of two of the nation’s top sides this season.

City won the League Cup as part of their magnificent domestic treble last season, but face difficult early opposition in challengers Celtic who are desperate to get some silverware over to the east end having won only one trophy in the last six seasons.

The Hoops are a much-changed squad and are keen to do everything they can to get the win.

Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said, “The quarter final draw has put us together with Celtic in what is undoubtedly the tie of the round. I shouldn’t have been surprised given how many times the two clubs have been drawn to face one another.

“I prefer these ties as it means we must play well and work hard to gain a victory and progress to the semi-finals. Both teams believe that the winner of this tie will be favourites to win the trophy, but for me it’s more about the performance of my team, not who is favourites to win this or that. 
“We have been over this course many times and have seen both sides of a cup tie and we know which one we prefer.”

The match is on Sunday at Petershill Park, 2pm. Entry is £5 adults, £3 concessions and children under 16 years are free.