By Will Butcher
Chris Sutton believes Celtic are on course to complete the treble after beating St. Mirren in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were startled by St. Mirren early on as they took the lead against Celtic, but the Hoops ran out eventual 4-1 winners to book a place in the semi finals.
Former Hoops striker Sutton claimed on his personal Twitter account that “the treble is still on” despite the early scare, labelling Rodgers’ substitutions as “positive” ones.
St Mirren given good account of themselves! Rodgers subs been positive! Treble still on….
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 5, 2017
Harry Davis shocked the Celtic Park crowd in the 13th minute, as the on-loan Crewe defender broke the deadlock to give St. Mirren a surprise 1-0 lead.
The score remained at 1-0 until the 58th minute, before Mikael Lustig found the back of the net with a flicked header from substitute Patrick Roberts’ curling delivery.
Less than a minute later and Celtic had turned the game on it’s head. Scott Sinclair scored his 18th goal of the season with a lopping effort that flew past the helpless Billy O’Brien.
Wonderkid Moussa Dembele continued his sparkling form in front of goal with a calm finish to make it three, before another substitute in Leigh Griffiths got his name on the score sheet.
The 4-1 win sees the 47-time league champions secure their place in the hat for the Scottish Cup semi finals, along with Rangers and Hibernian. Aberdeen and Partick will fight for the last remaining place on Sunday afternoon.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has outlined his side’s transfer plans ahead of the summer window.