Celtic captain Scott Brown has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times what the Scottish League Cup final will teach manager Ronny Deila about the club.
Deila takes the Bhoys into the clash against Dundee United this weekend and is looking for his first piece of silverware since he took control over the team.
“It's his first cup final for Celtic, and he is going to find out what it is like to go into a game like this with the club,” said Brown.
“He will see what the fans are like on a cup final day, and exactly what this kind of occasion means to everyone.”
Deila shouldn’t be too shocked by the occasion of the match at Hampden Park because he’s already experienced some very big and important matches since he took over.
The Scottish Premiership equipped with the Europa League would have toughened him up against hostile crowds and he will be well prepared for the game.
He also has good experience of how loud and how passionate Celtic’s fans can be. Parkhead can be one of the loudest grounds for any side to go to across Europe.
Hopefully Deila can play on the Celtic fans and use them as a reason to try and give his side extra inspiration heading into the game.
Celtic will be the favourites and if they secure an impressive win, it could be the making of Deila and the thing he needs to ensure success on all possible fronts over the rest of the campaign.