Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic were able to record another clean sheet, but they were left frustrated on the night after being held to a goalless draw by St. Mirren.
St. Mirren 0-0 Celtic
Celtic could not keep up their momentum after winning the Scottish League Cup as they were held by COVID-hit St. Mirren at the SMISA Stadium.
Carter-Vickers had another strong outing as he went the distance, completing 96 percent of his passes, and winning four aerial battles.
The Hoops were once again hit with injuries to their attacking players as they entered the contest, while on the other side, St. Mirren had 11 players test positive for the coronavirus. Despite two appeals for the game to be canceled, it went ahead as the hosts had to field a makeshift starting lineup.
Celtic pressured St. Mirren from the start as they tried to get the result against their heavily disadvantaged opponents. However, their finishing along with the inspired goalkeeping of Dean Lyness let them down.
The final stats for Celtic on the night, 83 percent possession and a whopping 31 shots on goal.
While they may be happy they did not allow a goal, they’ll certainly be frustrated that they could not get all three points to keep the pressure on the league leaders.
Celtic remains in second place with 42 points, now six points behind Rangers.
Christian Ramirez played the entire 90 minutes but could not get on the scoresheet as Aberdeen fell to Hibernian in a 1-0 defeat.