Confirmed Celtic lineup vs Lille: Big chances for quartet, broadcast details, fans react
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.
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.
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.
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…
Seeing some fringe players in there gets ye a wee bit more up for this game
Looking forward to seeing what a midfield of Soro, McGregor and Turbull is like. Hazard got a chance to show himself here
Harper off the bench would be good to see too, as well as other youngsters
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) December 10, 2020
C’mon the young team
— Lubo (@lubo1967) December 10, 2020
At least you done something right 👍
— Reece (@_RH67) December 10, 2020
Finally some rotation
— Hail Cesar (@JamieGa75035028) December 10, 2020
— Ben (@BTAD16) December 10, 2020
Good team https://t.co/J2aa1nhF2d
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— 🅱️ailey (@Bowley67_) December 10, 2020
Finally a changed squad https://t.co/yUDcoDtEqI
— Kyle Stephen (@KyleStephen3402) December 10, 2020