Date: 17th May 2018 at 7:30pm
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There’s not likely to be any surprises in Brendan Rodgers cup final team with his favoured XI coming into shape over the last month.

Slowly over the course of the season the team has evolved with Kris Ajer and Olivier Ntcham the newest faces emerging and looking to lift the Scottish Cup for the first time.

Alongside them there is bags of experience with players that are time served as winners at Hampden just 25 months after a relative disaster at the National Stadium.

While there is clearly pressure on Celtic to deliver it doesn’t quite seem as intense as last season when an invincible treble was on the line.

The experience of that success last season will count a lot on Saturday but just as importantly Rodgers has kept hungry the XI who will start at Hampden.

At the core is a strong Scottish element- Tierney, Forrest, McGregor and Brown have got more than 50 years experience of the club and are as keen as ever to add more honours.

Motherwell will present a full on physical challenge, it’s the type of game that the hoops aren’t entirely comfortable against, especially when the referee is sympathetic to the underdog.

With history on hand and more than 40,000 supporters willing the team to victory everything points towards another huge celebration on Saturday taking hoops supporters through the close season on the back of the welcome news of Tom Rogic signing a new contract.