Celtic derby team confirmed: No Kyogo, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

April 3, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, Rogic, Jota, Maeda, Giakoumakis.

Substitutes – Bain, Bitton, Abada, Turnbull, McCarthy, Johnston, Ideguchi, O’Riley, Ralston.

Frankly, it doesn’t get much bigger than this does it? A massive derby away at Ibrox that could go a long way to determining who wins the title this year.

The big news is that Kyogo Furuhashi doesn’t make the starting eleven or the substitutes bench despite returning to training. Clearly he is not quite ready to feature yet. That’ll be a disappointment for some fans.

But there’s plenty of talent in the team with Tom Rogic and Daizen Maeda shaking off international break fitness issues to start the fixture.

It’s time for these players to once again show they have the better of Rangers and take a massive step towards the silverware on offer.

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Broadcast details

Today’s match is live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

Celtic TV are also broadcasting live coverage for subscribers to their service outside of the UK & Ireland.

BBC Radio Scotland are also carrying live audio commentary of the fixture on their platforms.

In Australia, you can watch the match on beIN Sports 1, while viewers in the United States can tune into the CBS Sports Network.

You can find a full list of the many, many countries showing today’s game from Austria to Zambia via LiveSoccerTV.

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The verdict on Celtic team vs Rangers

I don’t think there’ll be any arguments with today’s line-up at all. The only arguable call you’d say is that Rogic starts over Matt O’Riley, who was fantastic in the last derby.

But Rogic has excellent experience in football and specifically in this fixture. He knows how to upset the home supporters at Ibrox, so I don’t mind this call.

It’s an exciting, attacking team that hopefully brings serious intensity to the match from the first whistle.

Daizen Maeda and Giorgis Giakoumakis are going to be key today. If we can get them into the match then it should be a fun afternoon.

In other news, What a strike: Celtic post video of yesterday’s must-see Owen Moffat wonder goal.