Celtic team vs Greenock Morton confirmed: 4 changes, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

January 21, 2023

Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Greenock Morton in today’s Scottish Cup Fourth Round clash.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Johnston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Bernabei, McGregor, Mooy, Turnbull, Abada, Maeda, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Haksbanaovic, Jota, Iwata, O’Riley, Hatate, Forrest, Lawal, Welsh.

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The manager has made four changes to the team which took care of St Mirren midweek with David Turnbull, Aaron Mooy, Daizen Maeda and Alexandro Bernabei all coming into the line-up.

There’s no sign of Giorgos Giakoumakis despite his return to training yesterday, while Josip Juranovic is expected to travel to sign for Union Berlin.

It’s a strong eleven, with Postecoglou clearly eager to shut down any prospect of a cup upset.

Broadcast details

Today’s match is being shown on BBC One Scotland.

Celtic TV will also be broadcasting the fixture for viewers outside of the UK & Ireland.

Many channels around the world are also providing live coverage with those in America able to watch on ESPN+ and Australians having access on beIN Sports 3. A full list of global channels can be found via LiveSoccerTV.

BBC Radio Scotland will also have live audio commentary across their platforms.

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Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Greenock Morton

Some may have expected more changes for the fixture today against lower-league opposition but with our next match coming for another 8 days, there’s little risk in playing the regulars.

Kyogo Furuhashi will get the chance to continue his scoring form and push towards the 20-goal mark. Meanwhile, defender Yuki Kobayashi gets the chance to impress after his debut on Wednesday night.

An Aaron Mooy/David Turnbull midfield isn’t one we’ve seen too often so hopefully that can click creatively behind the lightning threats of Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada.

All going well, it should be a comfortable victory.

In other news, Report: Josip Juranovic Celtic exit talks very advanced; Bundesliga destination.