Celtic team vs Ross County confirmed: Kyogo's back, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

April 24, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Ross County in the Scottish Premeirship today.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley, Jota, Maeda, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Scales, McCarthy, Forrest, Welsh, Rogic, Abada, Turnbull, Giakoumakis.

Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The big news is obviously that Kyogo Furuhashi returns to the starting eleven for the first time since December.

Giorgos Giakoumakis is also back on the bench after missing last week’s semi-final.

In total there are three changes from last week’s Hampden clash with Matt O’Riley and Anthony Ralston also coming into the team.

It’s a must-win game today to keep our comfortable buffer in the title race and with the strength of this team, you’d expect it to happen.

Broadcast details

Today’s match is on Sky Sports Football in the UK & Ireland.

Celtic TV are also carrying live coverage for subscribers to that service outside of the UK & Ireland.

BBC Radio Scotland will provide live audio commentary on radio and online.

In Australia, the match is on beIN Sports 3. Viewers in the USA can watch on Paramount+. A full list of global channels can be found via LiveSoccerTV.

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Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Ross County

It’s absolutely fantastic to see Kyogo back in amongst it from the start. Postecoglou must have been impressed with what he’s seen from the Japanese talent in training this week.

We also have an excellent plan B on the bench with Giakoumakis available should we need him.

O’Riley coming back into the midfield will be popular with Celtic supporters. He’s been bright off the bench in recent weeks and can hopefully add that spark we need to break down Malky Mackay’s side.

We’re in good shape here and must have faith the team can get the job done. Kick-off can’t come soon enough!

In other news, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou puts everything into perspective with another classic quote.