Celtic team vs Real Betis confirmed: Hart captain, youngster in attack, TV details, fans react
Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Real Betis in the UEFA Europa League tonight, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic, Soro, Turnbull, Rogic, Montgomery, Jota, Ajeti.
Substitutes – Barkas, Bain, Scales, McCarthy, Urhoghide, Shaw, Henderson, Murray, Welsh.
With injuries and personal reasons depleting tonight’s squad, the Celtic team in Spain was always going to look a little ramshackle.
And so it goes, with Postecoglou naming Ismaila Soro in the starting lineup for the first time in over a month, as well as players such as Albian Ajeti in attack.
The Bhoys are up against it in the heat of Seville tonight, but fans will be hoping this group can harness the spirit of a night like Lazio away to try and get a result.
Tonight’s match will be broadcast on BT Sport 3 in the UK & Ireland. However, the programme will not feature Neil Lennon and Chris Sutton after the ridiculous decision of Rangers earlier.
Instead, Stiliyan Petrov will be on hand to provide analysis from studios in London.
Supporters can listen to audio of the match on BBC Radio Scotland and Celtic TV.
Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Real Betis
As you can imagine there is a bit of trepidation about the fixture given the extent of our absences.
The lack of options on the bench is also providing plenty of concern.
However, there is hope for young Adam Montgomery to impress in attacker, with fans also happy to see Anthony Ralston return.
All we can do is keep our fingers crossed now!
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on tonight’s team…
Step up Monty bhoy ☘️💚 https://t.co/oeUcsSTnPI— David Quinn (@daveyquinn3) September 16, 2021
The bench is depressing https://t.co/lb6Q6ciAVe— CammyBhoy (@CameonSimpson) September 16, 2021
Our only attacking option on the bench is Ewan Henderson.— Conor (@ConorM67_) September 16, 2021
2 keepers and no striker on the bench is brutal 🤢😂 hopefully the starting 11 strong enough to get something tonight 🤞🏼 https://t.co/2n80zwl9Xo— Kraig 🍀 (@Gunny2323) September 16, 2021
Gonna be a long night.— Dean Keenan (@DeanMK85) September 16, 2021
Soro 🤔 https://t.co/Nv8wlncCsE
To get anything from the game tonight is gonna be a huge ask https://t.co/54zsl9ebkF— PopeLorenzo (@PopeLorenzo1) September 16, 2021
bench gives me the fear https://t.co/aSwIIW86bK— StephenMc (@StephenMcalees8) September 16, 2021
Few boys getting a big chance the night 👏🏻 let’s see it!!! https://t.co/Wx4Dkd0Nja— Sean McEwan (@SeanMcEwan25) September 16, 2021