Scott McKenna has revealed that he was a Celtic fan as a kid with his dad, Ian, who played 50 matches for Forfar, a season ticket holder at Celtic Park.
The defender will captain Aberdeen against the hoops tomorrow, trying to stop the Neil Lennon’s side from going 13 points clear at the top of the SPFL Premiership table.
Had things worked out differently during the summer 2018 transfer window McKenna might have been wearing the hoops but for now he has to get on with life at Pittodrie with a contract that runs until 2023.
After Aberdeen rejected a bid from Celtic they turned down a £7m offer from Aston Villa with the big defender putting in a transfer request last summer.
McKenna has enjoyed some epic tussles with Alfredo Morelos over the last two seasons but tomorrow he’ll have the twin threat of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard to deal with
“My dad was a Celtic season-ticket holder,” he told The Scotsman. “I went to a few Celtic games round the time when they were doing well in Europe. I remember being there when Alan Thompson scored versus Barcelona. I used to love going to a midweek game at Parkhead under the lights.
“Of course, when you play against Celtic for Aberdeen I want Aberdeen to win. When you become a professional and it’s your job, supporting Celtic goes out the window. You play for Aberdeen, you want the best for Aberdeen.”
Edouard and Griffiths won’t show any sympathy to McKenna tomorrow with the hoops looking to extend their 100% record in 2020 with a repeat of their 4-0 win at Pittodrie earlier in the season.