Celtic team vs St Mirren confirmed, big changes, TV details, fans react

By David Walton

December 22, 2021

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs St Mirren for tonight’s Scottish Premiership clash, as per the club’s Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Bain, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Bitton, McGregor, Johnston, Rogic, Moffat, Abada

Substitutes – Hazard, Taylor, McCarthy, Shaw, Henderson, Montgomery, Juranovic

Perhaps the big news from this one is that there’s no place in the starting line-up for goalkeeper Joe Hart. He drops out for Scott Bain, and supporters will be desperate to know whether that’s a rotational decision from the manager or something more concerning.

Kyogo Furuhashi also drops out of the squad after his cup final exploits. Young Owen Moffat has been given a big opportunity to shine in his place, but it looks as though Liel Abada will take up the striker’s role.

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The game has been shrouded in controversy with St Mirren requesting for the fixture to be postponed after Covid has swept through their squad. It’s difficult not to have some sympathy for the Buddies, but the show must go on from a Celtic perspective.

And it’s imperative that the manager nor the players take anything for granted tonight as we looks to bag another big 3 points.

Broadcast Details

Today’s match is not on the Pass to Paradise service given it’s an away game.

The game can only be viewed live via St Mirren’s official PPV service. The stream will cost supporters £14.99.

Celtic TV subscribers outside of the UK and Ireland can also watch the game live via their subscription. Live audio is available for those inside the UK and Ireland.

Alternatively, BBC Scotland will provide live text coverage of the game via their own official website.

Fan reaction to Celtic team vs St Mirren

We’re not going to lie, there’s heavy pessimism over the Celtic team put out by Ange tonight. It will be interesting to see how much of this is still down to injuries, but there should still be plenty of attacking flair to create opportunities.

Fans have hailed the introduction of Moffat in particular. However, there is real concern over Bain being placed back in the sticks.

Even if the game is taking place in pretty unfortunate circumstances, Celtic still need to get the job done as professionally as possible.

And here, these supporters have taken to Twitter to give their views on it all:

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