Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Livingston in the Scottish Premiership this evening.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley, Maeda, Jota, Kyogo.
Substitutes – Bain, Haksabanovic, Turnbull, Kobayashi, Oh, Iwata, Mooy, Abada, Forrest.
It’s another big night at the top of the table with Celtic, nine points clear, playing at the same time Rangers face a test away to Hearts at Tynecastle. Picking up three points could hold extra meaning this evening.
The big team news is that Postecoglou has brought Matt O’Riley back into the team at the expense of in-form Aaron Mooy, who has been rested.
The only other change sees Daizen Maeda replace Liel Abada on the winger. It’s another very strong line-up and bench with three January signings in place as substitutes, including Hyeongyu Oh, who could make a home debut.
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Tonight’s match is not being broadcast on Sky Sports, who have decided to show the English League Cup instead of any matches in Scotland tonight.
However, Celtic are providing supporters with the opportunity to watch the game via an official £12.99 pay-per-view stream. More information can be found via this link.
Celtic TV are also broadcasting the match to international subscribers outside of the UK & Ireland.
BBC Radio Scotland will be carrying live commentary across their platforms.
Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Livingston
It’s a big night for Matt O’Riley who has been out of the starting eleven for a couple of weeks. He last featured in Postecoglou’s preferred team back on the 18th January against St Mirren.
He certainly doesn’t weaken the team but with Aaron Mooy playing so well of late, it’s on O’Riley to show he can match those levels and push for more minutes himself.
Elsewhere, it’s great to see a settled defensive line with all four players starting together again. They’ll be fancied to keep a sixth consecutive clean sheet.