Celtic player ratings vs St Mirren: Two shine and star reborn in Rodgers new system during Scottish Cup win

Celtic travelled to Paisley to meet with St Mirren as they looked to book their Scottish Cup quarter final spot.

Celtic emerged 2-0 victors in their Scottish Cup round of 16 tie with St Mirren.

The Hoops are keen to defend the cup they won last year, amid grumbles within the ranks. And a slow start in which the Buddies kept them camped in their own half did little to ease the moans.

One cutting pass proved enough to find the breakthrough despite a sluggish start. A sumptuous pass from Callum McGregor to Luis Palma allowed the Honduran to tee up Kyogo for a first-time finish, aided by a deflection off Charles Dunne.

Saints were having more of the ball than usual against Celtic, with boss Brendan Rodgers dropping a midfielder for an additional forward.

Alex Gogic cracked the bar and had an overhead kick saved for the hosts before Adam Idah and Daizen Maeda almost found the target before half-time. The goal arguably came against the run of play and Rodgers would have known an upping of the tempo would be needed.

They got their all-important second seven minutes into the half. Palma teased another dangerous ball across goal, with Matt O'Riley's effort cracking off the post and into the path of Maeda to tap home.

Here's how Glasgow World rated the Celtic players against St Mirren.

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