Celtic's Gary Mackay-Steven desperate for League Cup success

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Celtic won the League Cup last season on their way to doing the domestic double.

Gary Mackay-Steven has told Celtic's official site that he is desperate to see his side lift the League Cup this season.

The Bhoys triumphed in the competition during the 2014/15 campaign, but Mackay-Steven was not able to play his part after moving to Parkhead.

The winger was cup-tied after joining Celtic in January 2015, having played in the tournament for his previous club Dundee United earlier in that season.

And the Scotland international attacker said: “Trophies are what every player wants to win and I’m desperate to win this cup,” he said. “I’ve never won it before so it’s a massive thing for me.

“We’re in the quarter-finals now and we’ve got a big tie to look forward to against Hearts but we’re one game away from playing at Hampden and that’s a special feeling."

The League Cup was the first trophy that Ronny Deila won at Celtic, so it will always have a special place in the Norwegian manager's heart. 

The Bhoys' route into the semi-final is far from guaranteed though, as they face a tough test against Hearts in the next round. 

Hearts have made a promising start to the campaign, and they sit in third place in the league, so Wednesday night's fixture looks a tough test for Deila's men.

Celtic will go into the game with confidence though, as they have been unbeaten in their last six domestic matches and have taken a commanding lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership. 

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