Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for today’s game away to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
The full matchday squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Barkas, Frimpong, Ajer, Bitton, Laxalt, Soro, McGregor, Turnbull, Christie, Edouard, Griffiths.
Substitutes – Hazard, Taylor, Duffy, Brown, Ajeti, Rogic, Ntcham, Elyounoussi, Elhamed.
Today is absolutely massive, in case you weren’t aware. And of course, you are.
There’s no escaping today’s derby and, for better or worse, we are going to know a lot more about this season’s title race by full-time.
Celtic badly need a victory to continue a turnaround in form and bring us closer to Steven Gerrard’s team.
Neil Lennon has chosen a class, crowd-pleasing team full of the regulars that have provided victory after victory of late.
Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull start at the expense of players such as Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.
The eleven is strong, the bench is chock full of talent. It’s time to get into this mob.
Today’s match is not on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the fixture is away from home.
Celtic TV will be broadcasting live coverage, for subscribers to the separate service, outside of the UK & Ireland.
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football will be providing the live TV broadcast.
For those who cannot tune in on the telly, BBC Radio Scotland is providing live audio commentary online and over the airwaves.
Over in the USA, the match will be on ESPN+. The details for other countries can be found here. The game is on 66 channels in 132 countries.
There’s been a strong reaction to today’s lineup, as you can imagine.
Fans seem generally thrilled with the eleven that the manager has gone with.
A two-striker formation, coupled with a midfield diamond, has been the way to go in recent weeks. Why change it today?
Lennon has found his preferred eleven, the injured Christopher Jullien excluded.
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Two up top.
Let’s do it. https://t.co/YS1R2nhIPq
— Ryan Clifford (@Ryanclifford11) January 2, 2021
Correct team for me. Go and get the win now and this title is alive https://t.co/cSiUcy6scv
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) January 2, 2021
That’s the team! Smash them, Celtic. https://t.co/6o5XqvOm1x
— Free Rogic. (@celticforever9) January 2, 2021
This is the starting 11…I’d hoped it would be 🍀🍀🍀it’s time to do some graft lads!!! https://t.co/3dOShsrkOQ
— 🍀 🏴James Pearson 🏴 🍀 (@JamesPearson080) January 2, 2021
Going for it👏🏻👏🏻🍀⚽️👊🏻 https://t.co/OtiQNXwsFF
— Badgie (@Badgie9) January 2, 2021
That’ll dae me https://t.co/7jvmcw0KoB
— Tam Sellics son (@TamsellicsonIII) January 2, 2021
Wow!! Fair play Lenny son fair play. https://t.co/U4YR3M7Cqf
— Scott Alcroft (@ScottAlcroft) January 2, 2021
Soro. Turnbull. Two strikers. Hope is a dangerous thing… https://t.co/i3eHbBrmQk
— Ciaran Shanks (@CiaranShanks) January 2, 2021