That is why Tommy Burns' best efforts were not enough to tempt him to Paradise despite an impressive trial as he chose Rovers instead.
He said: "I've supported Celtic all my life and all my family do too, so this would be a huge game for me to play in.
"I suffered a wee groin injury against Dundee United but I've been working hard with the physio, so fingers crossed. Before I signed for Blackburn I went on trial with Celtic and could have signed for them.
"I really wanted to play in England but Celtic would have been my second choice. I'm quite happy I chose Blackburn - there's no regret.
"It was a big deal for me to make my Blackburn debut away to Liverpool.
"There were 40,000 fans but we got beaten 4-0 - Fernando Torres scored that wonderful volley over his shoulder.
"I got on in the second half but they had all of the play. I was up against Emiliano Insua but didn't really get the ball much.
"But this is going to be on a par with these matches. We want to get through to the semi-final of this cup so it's huge."