Confirmed Celtic lineup vs Hamilton: Lennon names class team, TV details, fans react
Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for today’s Scottish Premiership visit to Hamilton Academical.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hazard, Frimpong, Ajer, Bitton, Taylor, Soro, McGregor, Turnbull, Christie, Edouard, Griffiths.
Substitutes – Barkas, Duffy, Brown, Ajeti, Klimala, Rogic, Johnston, Elyounoussi, Laxalt.
The Boxing Day clash in Hamilton is another massive match for Celtic.
The Bhoys have yet to fully rebound from a poor period of form earlier in the season. Only consistent league results will allow the team to turn that corner.
In anticipation of upcoming matches against Dundee United and Rangers, three points are an absolute must today.
The manager has named a mostly unchanged eleven to the one that comfortably beat Ross County through the week.
Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard will again get the opportunity to forge a partnership, with David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro playing through the middle.
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 Football will be providing the TV broadcast, though non-subscribers to Sky Sports can also watch the action on Sky One.
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 49 channels in 83 countries.
Celtic fan reaction
As you can imagine, there is plenty of positivity about today’s lineup.
Fans are thrilled to see Ismaila Soro keep his place in the team, as well as a bold, attacking formation.
Can Edouard finally spark into life this season? Will Griffiths continue his pleasing return to fitness?
With talents such as Mikey Johnston and Tom Rogic on the bench, Celtic also possess plenty of extra firepower if we need it.
These fans have taken to Twitter today to share their thoughts on it all…
Class team https://t.co/FAr41iToYJ
— 🅱️ailey (@Bowley67_) December 26, 2020
Griff, Soro and Turnbull 😍😍😍 https://t.co/h5xEo7OeN6
— Alex Jones (@Alex_Jones67) December 26, 2020
Diamond again… Two up… That’ll do.🍀👊 https://t.co/wEhZ3jdKzz
— Henke7bhoy (@chrisnbhoy) December 26, 2020
Griffiths and Edouard start. Get in https://t.co/Jl6VZ3G8qw
— Paul Mcginley (@PaulMcG1994) December 26, 2020
Going with the Diamond again.
I guess that is now what we will see at Ibrox.
Looking to dominate their midfield. https://t.co/yZLLZA0yK0
— Tony CFC (@Green_Hoops67) December 26, 2020
Good lineup. Gotta win
— Mark (@Mark82032368) December 26, 2020
Delighted to see Taylor back in again. Hopefully will play at Ibrox nxt week
— •._.••´¯` ⓒнℝⓘ𝔰 м¢𝕖ω𝔸Ň `•.¸¸.•´´ (@Realchrismcewan) December 26, 2020
Back the Bull
— Rab (@RabSellickV2) December 26, 2020