Celtic coasted into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable win over Championship strugglers Brechin City.

It took less than two minutes for Celtic to score their opening goal of 2018 as James Forrest turned home Scott Sinclair’s cutback pass.

The Englishman breezed passed his man down the left flank, rolling the ball into the path of Forrest who cooly redirected the ball towards goal and beyond ‘keeper Graeme Smith for his 13th goal of the season.

Nine minutes later Sinclair found himself in the right place at the right time to fire the ball into the net after Callum McGregor intercepted a slack pass on the edge of the box.

Olivier Ntcham and Dedryck Boyata both rose highest inside the box to add to the Hoops’ goal tally with a seven minute spell.

Odsonne Edouard added a fifth goal with five minutes remaining, which was also his fifth goal of the season for Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in action again on Tuesday when they make the short four-mile trip to face Partick Thistle at Firhill.

Here are the player ratings for today’s game.