Celtic news – Hooper looking for honours, Post-split SPL fixtures announced, Wilson: We must not be complacent

Post-split SPL fixtures announced.

The Scotsman reports that the Scottish Premier League has published the post-split league fixtures, with Celtic facing Motherwell at home on the final day of the season while title rivals Rangers must travel to Kilmarnock.

The Hoops have a two-point advantage over the Gers with seven games remaining and five of these will be played when the split comes into operation on April 23. The SPL has already announced that the final Old Firm game will be played at Ibrox on Easter Sunday to ensure it is not a title decider.

Celtic still have no date for the postponed fixture at Inverness but will play home games with Dundee United (May 1) and Motherwell (May 15) and away matches at Rangers (April 24), Kilmarnock (May 8) and Hearts (May 11).

Hooper looking for honours.

Striker Gary Hooper is in line for a string of honours in his debut season with Celtic after being nominated for both the Scottish PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, says the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old is also looking to add silverware to his haul in the run-in to the season as the Hoops try to land both the SPL title and Scottish Cup. In addition, the accolade of league top-scorer is up for grabs with Hooper currently on 15 goals, six behind Rangers´ Kenny Miller.

Hooper, who has been a revelation in Scotland since signing for £2m from Scunthorpe and was recently called up for the England Under-21 squad, said: “The main thing is winning trophies, and then I would like to win both awards and hopefully go for top scorer as well.”

Wilson: We must not be complacent.

Defender Mark Wilson believes there is no room for complacency when Celtic take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday.

The Hoops have won four out of four against the Dons this season, including a stunning 9-0 victory in November, but Wilson told Celtic´s official website: “We have beaten Aberdeen every time we have played them this season and they have all been good results. I missed the 9-0 victory but it was a fantastic occasion for the club and I enjoyed watching it.”

He added: “We have to guard against complacency; we cannot go into it thinking it will be an easy game because we have won the last four. Most of the games, if not all of them, we have turned up and played really well and it is important we do that again at Hampden.”

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