Mulgrew relishing final date
Defender Charlie Mulgrew believes Celtic's Scottish Cup final with Motherwell is 'massive'.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 18/04/11 12:22pm
Charlie Mulgrew believes Celtic's Scottish Cup final with Motherwell is 'massive' as many of the side are yet to win the trophy.
The Bhoys set up the Hampden Park meeting in May after a 4-0 demolition of Aberdeen on Sunday, in which free-kick specialist Mulgrew opened the scoring.
Celtic, second in the Scottish Premier League with a game in hand over Rangers, are chasing a double in boss Neil Lennon's first full season in charge.
Mulgrew, in his second spell at the club, believes the likes of Fraser Forster, Joe Ledley and Kris Commons will be geared up for the final as they await their first honours with the club.
"It's massive for us, there are a lot of boys here who have not played in the final. Everyone is delighted, it's a big cup," said the former Aberdeen player, who is yet to be a part of a trophy-winning Celtic team himself.
"From a personal point of view to get the goal and for us to win was brilliant. We will take care of the league first and hopefully we can win the final."
Dons boss Craig Brown believes Celtic are 'the best passing team in the country' but he admits his side were always going to struggle after having Andrew Considine sent off inside 18 minutes.
"To play against the best passing team in the country a man short is very difficult," Brown said. "But you have to concede that Celtic were the better side."
Meanwhile, Ledley is a doubt for next Sunday's Old Firm derby at Ibrox after limping out of the semi-final triumph with a hamstring injury in the 69th minute.
The former Cardiff midfielder has all but ruled himself out the midweek trip to Kilmarnock, but he will do all he can to recover in time to face Ally McCoist's men.
Ledley said: "I will have a scan and see what that says, but I don't think I will be involved at Kilmarnock on Wednesday.
"I played a pass and it sort of tightened up a bit. I hope I can be fit for Sunday but we will just have to wait and see what the scan says."