Three reasons the Scottish Cup is vitally important to Celtic

Celtic launch an assault on their fourth competition of the season today with a Scottish Cup match against Albion Rovers at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

The Bhoys have already won one of those competitions this season and they’re also well on their way to another of them – Rodgers’ team are currently 19 points ahead in the Scottish Premiership, having won every game but one.

That’s the best domestic start by a new manager at Celtic in the club’s entire existence, just one of a number of ways the former Liverpool boss is making history at Celtic Park.

The Scottish Cup is the oldest trophy in world football and the Bhoys have lifted it the most times – a massive 36, to be exact.

It remains a trophy fans are desperate to win, but why? Why should Celtic take this competition as seriously as playing the likes of Barcelona in the Champions League?

Here are THREE reasons the Scottish Cup is still vitally important to Celtic…