Celtic team vs Hibs confirmed; Kyogo starts, global TV details, fans react
Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Hibs for today’s Scottish League Cup final, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Taylor, Starfelt, Kyogo, Abada, Turnbull, Rogic, Johnston, Carter-Vickers, McGregor, Juranovic.
Substitutes – Bain, Scales, Bitton, McCarthy, Shaw, Montgomery, Ralston, Welsh, Moffat.
The big news is that Kyogo Furuhashi starts the game after his fitness problems over the last week. Postecoglou has kept his cards close to his chest on Kyogo’s fitness, but it appears all is well.
That’s a huge boost for the Bhoys and he’s not the only player to return. Tom Rogic, Mikey Johnston and Greg Taylor all come back into the starting line-up.
However, there’s no room for Wednesday’s hero Anthony Ralston, with Josip Juranovic slotting in at right-back.
It’s a strong eleven and more than capable of getting a result today. Go on Bhoys!
Today’s match is not on the Pass To Paradise service as it takes place at Hampden.
However, Celtic TV are broadcasting the game for subscribers outside the UK & Ireland.
Premier Sports 1 is where you can watch the match on television in this country.
BBC Radio Scotland are also providing live audio commentary across their platforms.
In other global markets, the game is on Paramount+ in the USA, while Australians can tune in via Bein Sports 1. A full list of worldwide channels can be found via this link.
Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Hibs
As you can imagine, supporters are absolutely thrilled to see the likes of Kyogo and Rogic back in the starting eleven. There’s a real attacking potency about the team today.
This could be a monumental afternoon for the Postecoglou project and no-one is in any doubt about what it means.
Let’s get into this game early Celtic and find the aggression to get ahead.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Oh yes 🍀🍀🇯🇵🇯🇵 https://t.co/MLk9xZSBoi— Chris (@mcgceltic) December 19, 2021
buzzing with kyogo but ralston on the bench is criminal https://t.co/dMQEmz3vkP— heather 👑 (@heather_88x) December 19, 2021
Go on the wee man, that changes my bet now 🤣. Better looking line up. Yaaassssss Mon the Hoops 🍀🍀 https://t.co/wwWPyO3QC0— 🍀John Condron 🍀 (@condybhoy) December 19, 2021
johnston and taylor🥴 class to see kyogo back though could be the difference https://t.co/XcKOreuNxZ— jordan mcnaught (@jordanmcnaught1) December 19, 2021
Kyogo!!🙌🏻— Micko (@fluffybasket) December 19, 2021
Few beers for the final🍀 https://t.co/30fzvd6Dss
That's what we are talking about. Kyogo returns 🇯🇵 https://t.co/zKRgjWKRPh— Barry Flack (@barryjflack) December 19, 2021
Buzzing Kyogo starts. Can’t believe Ralston didn’t get the nod from the off. Spewer for the boy. Mon the Celtic 💚 https://t.co/N3cIaVKPZ2— Fraser Thom (@frasertee) December 19, 2021
Yeassssssssss 🟢⚪️🟢 🇯🇵 https://t.co/EmZRM2kSz1— Anthony Wiltshire (@antonwiltshire) December 19, 2021