Celtic line-up vs Kilmarnock confirmed: Debut, youngster gets chance, TV details, fans react

By John McGinley

February 2, 2021

Neil Lennon has named his Celtic line-up vs Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership this evening, per the official club website.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Bain, Kenny, Welsh, Ajer, Taylor, Brown, McGregor, Turnbull, Christie, Ajeti, Edouard.

Substitutes – Barkas, Duffy, Griffiths, Klimala, Soro, Rogic, Johnston, Elyounoussi, Laxalt.

Losing last time out against St Mirren, the manager will be looking for a reaction away to Kilmarnock tonight.

Killie aren’t in the best of form themselves and have just sacked Alex Dyer.

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Lennon has made a number of changes from the weekend with Albian Ajeti, Scott Brown and Stephen Welsh all starting.

There’s also a debut for new signing Jonjoe Kenny.

Broadcast Details

Tonight’s game is not on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the fixture is away from home.

Celtic TV will be broadcasting live coverage, for subscribers to the separate service, outside of the UK & Ireland.

The match is also on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

For those who cannot tune in there, BBC Radio Scotland is providing live audio commentary online and over the airwaves.

In the USA, the fixture will be aired live on ESPN+. The game is on 51 channels in 85 countries.

Fan reaction to Celtic line-up vs Kilmarnock

The fresh look to tonight’s team is largely going down well with supporters.

There’s delight that Welsh gets a big opportunity. While Ajeti’s presence is giving hope to some.

However, there’s also a tinge of disappointment to see Scott Brown back in the team at the expense of Ismaila Soro.

These fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on it all…