Celtic interim manager John Kennedy has named his team for today’s match v Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Bain, Kenny, Ajer, Welsh, Laxalt, Brown, McGregor, Christie, Turnbull, Klimala, Edouard.
Substitutes – Hazard, Duffy, Griffiths, Ajeti, Soro, Elyounoussi, Henderson, Montgomery, Ralston.
For obvious reasons, there will be increased scrutiny on the decisions of Kennedy today. His first match in charge of the Bhoys gives fans the chance to see how his decisions impact on results.
From team selection to tactics, there’s an eagerness to see how today’s action will unfold at Celtic Park.
The fixture comes just ten days after the Dons last visited Paradise, losing 1-0 in another league match.
Can the team today find a bit more fire in the performance and send a statement of improvement?
Today’s game is on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders.
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.
Fan reaction to Celtic team v Aberdeen
The decision to start Patryk Klimala for the first time since December has gone down a treat with supporters looking for fresh ideas in the Celtic eleven.
With youngsters such as Ewan Henderson and Adam Montgomery also on the bench, there could also be substitute opportunities for our Lennoxtown youngsters.
Elsewhere there aren’t many surprises, but everyone is looking forward to seeing the team in action as a new Celtic era dawns.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
4-4-2 and the Polish Paddy starting. 🍀 https://t.co/pDf7YeHinj
— Paul (@phford40) February 27, 2021
Polish paddy about to cause it https://t.co/EMXRVRrMg0
— connor (@connorlyden10) February 27, 2021
Interesting 🤔 https://t.co/84KavSvJ6B
— Jay Murray (@jaymurray67) February 27, 2021
Kennedy putting his mark on the team right away, give him ten games https://t.co/YG3ZdYhQBg
— kieran byrnes (@kbyrnes95) February 27, 2021
Well there’s one surprise with Klimala in there 😂
Happy with that though, instead of Christie up there. Would have rathered any of the three
Let the new era begin https://t.co/m47T8fgBut
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) February 27, 2021
Glad to see Klimala starting https://t.co/Yftz02FUci
— Paul Mcginley (@PaulMcG1994) February 27, 2021
Lets get rocking. Mon John https://t.co/ABuBOmKzmg
— 4 Tims and a Podcast (@PodTims) February 27, 2021
KLIMALA IS FREED! https://t.co/sTWEEH3okr
— Ryan Fitzsimons (@RyanStevenF) February 27, 2021