Celtic team vs Motherwell confirmed; Attacking conundrum, stream details, fans react
Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership today, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Taylor, Starfelt, Bitton, Abada, Turnbull, Rogic, Carter-Vickers, McGregor, Forrest, Juranovic.
Substitutes – Bain, McCarthy, Johnston, Shaw, Henderson, Ralston, Welsh.
The headline news is that Kyogo Furuhashi does not feature in the match squad today despite his injury not thought to be as bad as first feared.
It’s unclear exactly which attacking players will fit in where, as James Forrest and Liel Abada both start with Tom Rogic and David Turnbull. Nir Bitton has also been added to the midfield.
Today’s performance will be fascinating to witness as a result!
Three points are a necessity regardless of who features where.
Today’s match is on the Pass To Paradise service for season ticket holders who cannot attend the match.
Celtic TV are also providing live coverage to subscribers worldwide outside the UK & Ireland.
The match is not on Sky Sports this afternoon. The club are also not providing pay-per-view access.
However, BBC Radio Scotland will be providing live audio commentary across their platforms.
Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Motherwell
There’s certainly intrigue about what we’ll see from Ange Postecoglou and his team today.
With nobody really knowing what the attacking shape will be, it’s a head-scratcher.
However, there is hope we still have enough about us to do damage to the Steelmen’s backline.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Scales deserved to be at least in the squad. Hopefully be enough to do the business today. https://t.co/MCJ83YGdLO— Stuart Campbell (@Stubo67) December 12, 2021
Johnson on the bench? Presume he can't be 100%. Might explain why Kyogo came on instead of him midweek https://t.co/sLR6i26zfj— King Jobbie (@kingjobbie) December 12, 2021
No really sure who's playing where tbh. Abada through the middle with Forrest and Rogic wide? https://t.co/JXa5T6zPQJ— boxocube (@Dont_Talk_Dance) December 12, 2021
Not a lot of choice with all the injuries but I'd have Johnston over Abada all day 🍀 https://t.co/TvhcqVDTiY— Sean Berry 🇮🇪🍀 (@berrier7) December 12, 2021
Turnbull false 9 like prime Cesc Fabregas https://t.co/deOsAfzeA1— P (@KyogoaI) December 12, 2021
The Levein Formation https://t.co/vmGCzIpe3q— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) December 12, 2021
Interesting… https://t.co/7qYIJ8N5CZ— Highland Celts (@HighlandCelts) December 12, 2021
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