Confirmed Celtic lineup vs Hibs: Lennon keeps it consistent, streaming details, fans react

By John McGinley

November 21, 2020

Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for today’s fixture away to Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, per the official club website.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Bain, Frimpong, Ajer, Bitton, Laxalt, Brown, McGregor, Rogic, Elyounoussi, Christie, Ajeti.

Substitutes – Barkas, Taylor, Duffy, Griffiths, Klimala, Ntcham, Edouard, Elhamed, Henderson.

Today’s match is a massive one given our precarious position behind Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Dropping more points ahead of their match at home to Aberdeen tomorrow is unthinkable.

There were positive signs against Motherwell prior to the international break and we must build on that today, despite a tough test from Jack Ross’ Hibs.

To that end, the manager has named an unnamed eleven from that match against the Steelmen, with high profile players such as Shane Duffy and Odsonne Edouard again on the bench.

Albian Ajeti has again been trusted to lead the attack, aided by Tom Rogic, Mohamed Elyonoussi and Ryan Christie.

Mohamed Elyounoussi celebrates for Celtic at Fir Park / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Broadcast Details

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

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

The game is also not on Sky Sports after the broadcaster chose to air tomorrow’s Rangers vs Aberdeen fixture.

The only way to watch the match legally within the UK is via Hibernian’s PPV service, which you can access via this link. The fixture will cost £15. Former Celtic midfielder John Collins will join presenter David Tanner in the studio.

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

Fan reaction

The selection of Scott Bain ahead of Vasilis Barkas has raised eyebrows, as has the decision to keep Edouard on the bench. However, the manager clearly feels this group are best placed to pick up another three points.

You can’t blame Lennon for trying to find consistency.

Elsewhere, the absence of David Turnbull from the squad would suggest he could be one of the players caught up the Scotland U21s COVID-19 drama, perhaps self-isolating. We’ll have more on that later.

These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all ahead of today’s match…