Celtic team vs Sydney FC confirmed: Big chances for fringe, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

November 17, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Sydney FC in today’s Sydney Super Cup clash.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Siegrist, Ralston, Welsh, Starfelt, Bernabei, Abildgaard, Ideguchi, Turnbull, Abada, Forrest, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Taylor, Haksabanovic, Jota, O’Riley, Robertson, Hatate, Lawal, Vata.

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After a long jaunt across the world, Postecoglou brings the Bhoys back to his homeland with pride at the Allianz Stadium this morning, looking to see off A-League outfit Sydney FC.

As expected the manager has named a much-rotated team from the usual in the Scottish Premiership with four players off to the World Cup. This game serves as a chance to give some fringe players a chance.

Yosuke Ideguchi and Oliver Abildgaard come into the midfield while there’s a chance in goal for Benjamin Siegrist. Elsewhere, exciting youngsters such as Scott Robertson, Bosun Lawal and Rocco Vata have been named on the bench and are likely to get minutes.

Broadcast details

The match is being shown live to global subscribers of Celtic TV, even in the UK & Ireland, except for Australia.

In Australia, the fixture can be found on the 10 Bold and 10 Play channels.

Instant reaction to Celtic team vs Sydney FC

Given Abildgaard has yet to start a Celtic match and Yosuke Ideguchi hasn’t played at all since summer friendlies, there’ll undoubtedly be keen intrigue about how the midfield functions today. It’s a massive chance for these players to show everyone they can fit in after the break.

The attacking talent is undoubted and isn’t far off what we’d see in a competitive match, so hopefully we have the quality to punish Sydney in the final third.

I’m also looking forward to potentially seeing young Vata in action after impressing in the summer and doing so well with the B team over the last few months.

It’s not a traditional kick-off time this morning, 8:45am in the UK, but it should be a fun watch regardless!

In other news, Report: Celtic set to sanction January loan move for first-team prospect.