Confirmed Celtic lineup vs Lille: Big chances for quartet, broadcast details, fans react

By John McGinley

December 10, 2020

Manager Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for tonight’s UEFA Europa League clash at home to Lille.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hazard, Jullien, Duffy, Klimala, Soro, Turnbull, Elyounoussi, Frimpong, Ajer, McGregor, Laxalt.

Substitutes – Barkas, Bain, Taylor, Brown, Griffiths, Ajeti, Rogic, Edouard, Henderson, Harper, Welsh.

This isn’t a big match in the context of Celtic’s season taken at face value.

A win tonight doesn’t nothing for our Europa League hopes having already exited the competition. Likewise, a defeat is not going to do anything other than pile more pressure on the manager.

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Reflecting that, Neil Lennon has named a much-rotated starting eleven, giving huge opportunities to fringe players Conor Hazard, Ismaila Soro, David Turnbull and Patryk Klimala.

It’ll be exciting to see how they get on up against one of the best teams in France this season and could at least provide supporters with some hope that these players can oust current underperformers.

Broadcast Details

Tonight’s match is not on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the club don’t hold broadcast rights to UEFA competitions.

Celtic TV will also only be broadcasting live audio coverage to worldwide subscribers.

If you’re in the UK & Ireland, the match will be shown live on BT Sport 3.

For those who cannot watch the match, BBC Radio Scotland is providing live audio commentary online and over the airwaves.

Fan reaction

As you can imagine, the chance to see some fresh faces in the lineup has gone down a treat with some.

With youngsters on the bench too, tonight’s Celtic game will have a different feel to recent encounters.

That hunger in the team will hopefully result in a better performance too.

These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the lineup…