Wilson eyes cup glory
Mark Wilson is eager for Neil Lennon's side to end the season on a high by winning the Scottish Cup.
Last Updated: 18/05/11 2:25pm
Celtic defender Mark Wilson is eager for Neil Lennon's side to end the season on a high by winning the Scottish Cup.
The Bhoys' campaign has taken a turn for the worse of late having followed up their Co-operative Insurance Cup final defeat to Rangers by also missing out on the SPL title to their arch-rivals.
However, Celtic still have a Scottish Cup final against Motherwell to look forward to this weekend and Wilson is keen for the club to avoid ending the campaign empty-handed.
Although wrestling the league title from Gers was the club's main priority this term, Wilson insists the Cup final is a massive game that the players dare not lose at Hampden Park.
"It would be nice to win a trophy. We were going for three not so long ago - losing the CIS and then the league," said Wilson.
"It's got to be some consolation if you get one of the three.
"I just think this manager and the management team deserve some silverware, especially the way they've had this group of players playing.
"It's been very entertaining football throughout the season and it would be nice for him to go up there and lift the cup.
"It's massively important to us. This is our last chance (to win a trophy this season) and it would be nice to go out there win the game and play some entertaining football."
The Bhoys handed the title initiative back to Rangers after losing their game in hand at Inverness earlier this month, but Wilson says there were other points in the campaign which were lowlights - including three successive draws at Parkhead in December.
The 26-year-old now hopes Celtic can put the disappointment of missing out on the SPL title behind them and respond next season.
He said: "You spend a whole year trying to win the championship and you can't just get over it in a few days.
"No doubt it will be a long summer for us because you put all your efforts into winning it and when you don't it's very disappointing.
"But we can at least try and win the cup final on Saturday to try to pick ourselves up a wee bit and we'll just have to think about the season over the summer and come back a stronger side next year."