Duo keen to play
Celtic's Kris Commons and Gary Hooper are looking forward to returning to action following an enforced break.
Last Updated: 04/04/11 4:04pm
Celtic duo Kris Commons and Gary Hooper are looking forward to returning to action on Wednesday following an enforced break.
The SPL leaders were inactive at the weekend after their trip to Inverness was postponed, leaving Rangers to play without them.
Gers slipped to a surprise 3-2 defeat, meaning Neil Lennon's troops stayed top of the table by two points ahead of their arch-rivals.
Celtic have now gone 16 days since losing the Co-operative Insurance Cup to Rangers and Commons is eager to return to the pitch.
"It just feels ages now since we last played," Commons told the club's official website.
"We are just desperate for a game and everyone was geared up and ready for the match, so to find out it got called off a couple of hours before was disappointing.
"The gaffer has made us aware of the relentless fixture list we have coming up now. We have six or seven games in 20 days or something so it's important that everyone will be playing some part in the games.
"Obviously with the games being cancelled it's going to get pretty hectic so we just need to stay fit and concentrate on these next couple of games."
Celtic tackle Hibernian on Wednesday and Hooper insists the team are eager to avenge their cup final defeat by returning to winning ways.
"We were about to leave for the bus when it got called off so we had to head home early," said Hooper.
"Everyone wanted to play because it was the first game after the cup final, but it wasn't to be and now everyone's looking forward to the game against Hibs on Wednesday night even more now. Inverness is gone and we've got a big game at home to think about now.
"It's felt like ages since we played, especially a league game, so everyone's desperate to get back playing football again."