Celtic team vs Motherwell confirmed: Rogic & Bitton farewell, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

May 14, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Motherwell in the final Scottish Premiership match of this season.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Starfelt, Ralston, Taylor, Carter-Vickers, Maeda, McGregor, Rogic, Turnbull, Jota, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Ideguchi, Welsh, McCarthy, Bitton, O’Riley, Forrest, Abada, Giakoumakis.

Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/Getty Images

Well, today’s going to be an emotional one at Celtic Park. Not only are we paying tribute to the sensational achievements of this team this season, but also saying goodbye to two stalwarts.

Tom Rogic has been named in the Celtic starting eleven for the final time ever, with Nir Bitton on the bench ready to come on and receive an ovation too.

It promises to be a very special day at Paradise for all sorts of reasons, not least because of a triumphant trophy lift.

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Broadcast details

For the season ticket holders unlucky enough not to make today’s game, the match will be broadcast on the Pass To Paradise service.

Subscribers to Celtic TV outside of the UK & Ireland can also watch club coverage.

Sky Sports are broadcasting the fixture on their Main Event and Football channels.

BBC Radio Scotland are also carrying live audio commentary of the day’s events.

Viewers in Australia can watch on beIN Sports 3. Supporters in the USA can tune into the CBS Sports Network. A full list of global channels can be found at LiveSoccerTV.

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Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Motherwell

I think this is pretty much the team everyone expected. It’s full of the players who consistently achieved so much this term. Rogic taking his final bow is no surprise.

I’m assuming the Australian will be subbed off at one point and that will be a noise like no other at Paradise. Bitton will also receive plaudits when he gets some time on the pitch too.

This group deserve everything they get today. As we build ahead to the future, it’s time for one last session of appreciation for a fantastic team!

In other news, Ange Postecoglou reveals Nir Bitton’s brilliant unseen role at Celtic this season.