On-loan striker Robbie Keane scored a second half hat-trick for the Bhoys in their Cup win over Kilmarnock.

Keane hit the net three times in 18 minutes as he sent his team into last four of the competition, which is realistically their only hope of silverware this season.

The Irish captain would like nothing more than to capture a winner’s medal in the green and white of Celtic.

"It would be brilliant," he said afterwards. "I'm only here a short space of time and to win something would be fantastic. It is vitally important.

"At a club like Celtic you need to be involved in these competitions and certainly get to the final and obviously it would have been very disappointing for everyone involved with Celtic if we had got beaten today.

"So full credit to everyone that we got a good result and we look forward to the next round.

"In the last few games we have started to pick up and we have had some clean sheets which is always important to the confidence of the team.

"I don't think we played particularly well in the first half but the manager had a few words at half-time."