Neil Lennon has announced his Celtic team for today’s Scottish Premiership match at home to St Mirren, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Bain, Ajer, Duffy, Bitton, Taylor, Soro, Turnbull, McGregor, Elyounoussi, Griffiths, Edouard.
Substitutes – Barkas, Ajeti, Klimala, Christie, Rogic, Johnston, Ralston, Welsh, Laxalt.
There’s not much hype surrounding today’s match at home to the Buddies.
With the league effectively over, there’s not much resting on the occasion.
Still, we hope for a win as always, as well as a professional, entertaining performance.
Celtic have the ability in today’s team to punish St Mirren.
Lennon has named an unchanged line-up from Wednesday night’s match against Hamilton.
Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths continue their strike partnership. Shane Duffy and Nir Bitton have been trusted to keep another clean sheet.
Today’s game is on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the fixture is at home and in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic TV will also be broadcasting live coverage, for subscribers to the separate service, outside of the UK & Ireland.
For those who cannot tune in there, BBC Radio Scotland is providing live audio commentary online and over the airwaves.
The match is not on Sky Sports.
Fan reaction to Celtic line-up vs St Mirren
There’s little to get excited about in today’s line-up.
With youngsters such as Mikey Johnston and Stephen Welsh on the bench, there’s nothing approaching freshness in the starting eleven.
No place again for Albian Ajeti too.
Fan reaction as result is pretty negative. Supporters are crying out for something to cling onto and provide hope for the future. The manager though seems intent on playing his favourites, such as Duffy.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts this afternoon…
Neil Lennon expresses concerns for Barkas’ inability to find form yet still plays Duffy despite his, arguably, worse form. Especially when there is a young decent CB on the bench. Len for 10 https://t.co/V6hRKh4KHK
— KC (@CrossleyKieran) January 30, 2021
How does Duffy still get a game
— Ben Rigden (@ben_rigden) January 30, 2021
Poor Stephen Welsh man
— Celtic Fc To The Core (@CelticFc_Core) January 30, 2021
The seasons done man why is Duffy still playing?
— Neil Lennon burner account (@_RH67) January 30, 2021
what does Welsh need to do to get some well deserved game time?
— Matthew (@matthewduff67) January 30, 2021
Good to see Eddy is fit to start but another game with the Chuckle Brothers at CH and Ajer at right back. https://t.co/RT9C6vn4cK
— Brian Damage (@Briandamge64) January 30, 2021
Still can’t make sense of Duffy starting every game without fail… the most ludicrous decision ever https://t.co/7yrN3m4VG7
— Leo Martin (@le0martn) January 30, 2021
I cannot understand the logic behind playing duffy, whats the point? Bench him and play welsh. https://t.co/T4GiG5phVu
— Jamie (@JamieLisbon67) January 30, 2021