LIFELONG Celtic fan David Forde is relishing the prospect of a Republic of Ireland victory at Parkhead.
Millwall goalkeeper Forde is set to start between the sticks in a crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Friday night.
The 34-year-old, who was linked with a move to Celtic Park in the summer and has always supported the club, joked: "I'm finally getting there!"
Ireland have claimed seven points from their first three qualifiers.
"This is the toughest group out of the lot but we're looking forward to going to Celtic Park," added Forde.
"I relish playing in the big games – there will be big Irish support up there and it should be a great occasion.
"We also have got USA in a friendly but first we have to take care of business in Scotland. It will be a huge night and a fantastic atmosphere.
"Scotland are a good side and they've had a good start to their campaign. They'll be buoyed by their form but we've been very good away from home.
"If we can go there and a get a result, it would be fantastic. A win would be enormous in the way the group is panning out.
"We're in a tough group and our first two fixtures were away, so to be joint-top with Poland gives us a lot of confidence."
Forde's last appearances for his country came in a memorable 1-1 draw with Germany.
He said: "It is up there with the best days of my career – it still doesn't beat Wembley but it was a phenomenal night.
"To go away to to the World Cup champions and get a result in their back garden in the fashion we did was amazing. You couldn't write that stuff.
"It was a huge high for me. It's great we have got seven points on the board and we've got a great chance now of qualifying for France."
Forde kept his place in Martin O'Neill's side despite the return of Shay Given to the squad.
"It's fantastic that the manager has shown his faith in me and kept me in the side," said the Millwall stopper.
"But I've nothing to prove to Ireland or anyone anymore – I've got great peace of mind.
"I've got great confidence in my own ability and that's why I'm playing well."