Date: 8th February 2017 at 6:45pm
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Despite winning five successive league titles the Scottish Cup has proved strangely elusive to Celtic in recent times.

Various factors have been involved, more than just Steven McLean, to deny Celtic the trophy or even a final appearance since 2013.

St Johnstone, Inverness Caley Thistle and Hibs have won the cup more recently than Celtic but under Brendan Rodgers almost anything seems possible.

Back in 2013 Neil Lennon was at the height of his powers with the team chosen at Hampden possibly the strongest of his time in charge of the club.

The return to the Champions League had gone exceptionally well with no drop off in excitement as the hoops picked up the first post-Rangers SPL title picked up in style.

Going to Hampden there were plenty of reminders of recent failures with defeats from Ross County, Kilmarnock and St Mirren being highlighted.

With a full squad to choose from Lennon sent out his strongest side who made light work of Hibs as Celtic celebrated an impressive and well deserved double.

On the back of a season that had included a Champions League win over Barcelona this was Lennon’s finest season in charge of the hoops.