The first thought this morning for many Celtic fans was the weather.
Since the middle of last week Storm Ciara has been predicted with the worst of the weather expected on Sunday afternoon with today’s game with Clyde kicking off at 2pm.
Yesterday the only casualty to the weather was the Peterhead v Forfar League One fixture with the televised Falkirk v Hearts Scottish Cup tie going ahead without any disruption although the weather was foul with the BBC cameras struggling to stay clear.
‘Strong winds and light showers’ won’t make for much fun in the three stands at Broadwood but shouldn’t result in Bobby Madden postponing the match. The winds are expected to be just under 60mph, by 8pm they will be down to 40mph.
Although Cumbernauld is fairly exposed Broadwood isn’t entirely open to the elements. The main entrance is a drive downhill from the surrounding areas while the main stand towers above one side of the pitch although the other two stands offer little protection.
A postponement would result in the match being played on Wednesday resulting in a postponement of the SPFL match with Hearts with the prospect of Celtic going past Copenhagen into the last 16 of the Europa League ruling out any free midweek dates before the post-split fixtures begin.