Confirmed Celtic lineup vs Aberdeen: Lennon makes major changes, broadcast details, fans react

By John McGinley

October 25, 2020

Neil Lennon has announced his Celtic team for today’s visit to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, per the official club website.

The full matchday squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Bain, Frimpong, Duffy, Ajer, Laxalt, McGregor, Ntcham, Rogic, Christie, Elyounoussi, Ajeti.

Substitutes – Hazard, Taylor, Brown, Griffiths, Klimala, Soro, Turnbull, Ralston, Welsh.

Today’s game is huge.

After back-to-back defeats against Rangers and AC Milan, the pressure is on Lennon and his team to bounce back and deliver a result today.

Falling further behind the Ibrox side at the top of the table is unthinkable.

The manager is clearly looking for something different from his team, naming a much-changed line-up and fielding what looks to be a different formation.

A back four is in place, moving away from the 3-5-2 system that had been in place recently.

Goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas also misses out on today’s match, with Scott Bain in goal and Conor Hazard on the bench.

Elsewhere, captain Scott Brown has been benched, and Tom Rogic returns to the starting eleven. Callum McGregor takes the captain’s armband.

Broadcast Details

Today’s match is not on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the match is away from home.

If you are outside of the UK & Ireland, Celtic TV will be broadcasting the fixture to subscribers.

In the United States, the match is also on the ESPN+ subscription service.

Those more local to Celtic Park can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Football.

If you can’t tune in there, BBC Radio Scotland will be providing live commentary over the airwaves and online.

Fan reaction

Supporters seem very excited to see Rogic get his opportunity to start. The Australian attacking midfielder looked very sharp coming off the bench against Milan on Thursday and has a great record against Aberdeen.

The new-look midfield has caught the imagination, especially for those who have been hoping for a reduced role from Brown.

It’s an exciting, attacking group.

Celtic star Tom Rogic / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Let’s hope they can get the job done.

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