Scottish FA Youth Cup Final
Celtic v Queen of the South
Monday, 23rd April, Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Kick-off 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at the gate (Turnstiles T80 to T91) and are priced at £5 (adult) and £2 (child).

Monday’s Scottish FA Youth Cup Final at Hampden Park between Celtic and Queen of the South will be the biggest night of many of the players’ fledgling careers.
 

For Doonhammers captain Scott Hooper, the cup has provided his most dramatic match to date.
 

Last week’s semi-final win against Dundee United couldn’t have been more eventful .
 

Two red cards, a 5-4 win in extra-time after coming back from 4-2 down and a 45 minute fire alarm wait means Scott has earned his place at the National Stadium next week.
 

"At half time, we were evacuated for 45 minutes and I think that helped us," Hooper said.

"It helped us regain our mentality. We were thinking 'we are losing 2-1 so we better get back up' but the time helped us regroup. We were 4-2 down and they had a goal disallowed.

"Their sending off helped as well. They got another man sent off in extra time."
 

"We are First Division and they are Premier League so they might have taken us lightly.

"We are happy being the underdogs. They were the Premier League team looking down on us so they had more to lose."
 

And for Celtic’s Australian captain Jackson Irvine, the Youth Cup has been an excellent training ground before he eventually makes his debut first team appearance.
 

"I have been fortunate enough to play in most of the Development Squad games with the first-team players that are coming back,” he said.
 

"We went down to Huddersfield, I played in that game and scored a goal.
 

"I am hoping that in the next few games, if everything goes well, I will find myself in the squad and hopefully maybe even on the bench. That is what everyone is aspiring for.
 

"I do feel ready. I think I am capable of stepping up. You have got to have that belief in yourself and a confidence otherwise you will never get the opportunity."

To watch highlights from last year's final click here.