Aberdeen’s Premiership bid may be over but Adam Rooney is determined to put Celtic’s title celebrations on ice at Parkhead.
Celtic have yet to officially secure the league crown although they are nine points and 35 goals ahead of the Dons with only three games left.
It is an unassailable lead and Rooney expects the Reds to walk out to a title party at Parkhead.
If Aberdeen fail to win there, the Hoops will officially be crowned champions for a fifth successive season.
Rooney, 28, is determined to take a wrecking ball to the title party and ensure the champagne remains corked – at least until the Hoops’ next game.
He said: “Technically Celtic have not won the league yet but they will be celebrating like they have.
“Fair play to them as I am sure if it was the other way round we would have the place bouncing up here. Hopefully we can ruin their day a little bit by getting three points.”
As the Hoops have not mathematically secured the title, Aberdeen, who pushed so hard for the league crown, will be spared the indignation of giving them a guard of honour.
For the Dons to delay the inevitable confirmation of Celtic’s title will require a win at Parkhead, where they have lost 21 straight league matches.
Rooney faces a sweat over his fitness having come off in the 4-1 win against Motherwell, on the day he returned after nine weeks sidelined with a thigh muscle tear.