Celtic team vs Ross County confirmed; Ange throws curveball, stream details, fans react

By Euan Davidson

December 15, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has picked his Celtic team to face Ross County in Dingwall tonight, in a midweek Scottish Premiership clash before the Premier Sports Cup Final.

The full match squad is as follows, per the Celtic website:

Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic, Scales, Bitton, McGregor, Turnbull, Montgomery, Abada

Substitutes – Bain, Taylor, Rogic, Shaw, Henderson, Welsh, Moffat

Without any natural striking options in the first team line-up, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou seems to be turning to Abada to front the Hoops attack. Rogic, who scored a winner against Motherwell, is on the bench.

Excitingly, it’s a start for Liam Scales, who was impressive against both Dundee United and Real Betis, and has put himself in the reckoning for Postecoglou long-term.

Meanwhile, Owen Moffat is named on the bench, along with Ewan Henderson, who scored against Real Betis in the last round of Europa League fixtures.

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Celtic vs Ross County: Broadcast details

With Sky Sports opting against picking this match up, Ross County have offered it to supporters on Pay-Per-View. It costs £15, and is available here.

Viewers from outside the UK and Ireland can watch the game live on Celtic TV.

BBC Radio Scotland will be providing live audio and text commentary across their platforms.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Fan reaction to Celtic line-up vs Ross County

Clearly, fans understood that there’d be some unique decisions made by Ange Postecoglou. Without a raft of players available to him, and with the Premier Sports Cup Final on Sunday, the manager was required to improvise.

Well, that he did. With Abada starting, there’s something like a natural centre-forward there, given his experience in the Israeli top-flight.

Rogic’s benching, meanwhile, has confused Celtic supporters. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Ange wanted to rest the Wizard of Oz to some degree before the Premier Sports Cup Final on Sunday.

Still, it’s an unfamiliar look tonight.

Fans had their say on Twitter:

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