Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for tonight’s trip to St Mirren, as per the club’s official website.
The full matchday squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Barkas, Elhamed, Duffy, Ajer, Taylor, Forrest, Brown, McGregor, Christie, Klimala, Edouard.
Substitutes – Bain, Jullien, Bitton, Ajeti, Soro, Turnbull, Ntcham, Elyounoussi, Frimpong.
Perhaps surprisingly, the manager has changed his eleven a fair bit from Sunday’s match at Ross County.
He and his players are looking to close the gap on the teams above us in the table and head into the weekend with the potential to go top.
Odsonne Edouard retains his place in the side but it’s Patryk Klimala who partners him tonight instead of Albian Ajeti.
Elsewhere Hatem Abd Elhamed replaces Christopher Jullien and Greg Taylor comes in for Jeremie Frimpong.
However, the team does look to be following a 3-5-2, in line with our last fixture. Though it could just as easily be a more experimental 4-4-2.
St Mirren are fragile right now because of their ongoing pandemic problems. Football is a ruthless game and the Bhoys must look to pile on the pressure from the opening whistle.
If you’re in the UK and Ireland there is only one way of legally watching today’s game and it doesn’t involve Sky Sports.
You can pay £12.50 to St Mirren’s PPV service and enjoy their match coverage which includes pundits Frank McAvennie and Danny Lennon.
I can confirm the signup and payment process is easy to navigate and you can find full details here: https://ppv.stmirren.com/.
Global fans outside of the region can watch the match on Celtic TV as subscribers as usual, though the match is not available on the club’s ‘Pass to Paradise’ service for season ticket holders.
If neither of those options is suitable, the match will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, which you can listen to online here.
Some supporters have been taken by surprise tonight, with Lennon changing things up in attack and defence while staying loyal to his midfield enforcers.
Albian Ajeti being on the bench has raised some eyebrows but fans are excited to see Patryk Klimala get an opportunity.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting 90 minutes and I’m excited to see if this lineup can gel together and pick up a big result.
These fans have taken to Twitter this evening to share their thoughts on it all…
352 is here to stay 👏👏👏 https://t.co/E1D0rAIlVY
— Jake Mcginlay (@TheBhoyJM) September 16, 2020
Wasn’t expecting 3 changes!
3-5-2 With El Hammed in back 3?
Big chance for Klimala https://t.co/07Z8grvR97
— John McConnell (@JohnMcC28171320) September 16, 2020
still 3-5-2 i guess. Ajeti to come off the bench and score? Not for me to say but yes. https://t.co/sbury3M5PG
— B🦕 (@waguymean) September 16, 2020
— Crixon7 🏴 (@Crixon7) September 16, 2020
Polish paddy masterclass inbound https://t.co/zatv3Dy6TY
— JackN (@Jackn2011) September 16, 2020
Curveball CSC! https://t.co/K96aMgznSU
— Cal (@__CalMc) September 16, 2020
Strong team and good to see Klimala getting a start https://t.co/xviPvy5GhK
— Paul Mcginley (@PaulMcG1994) September 16, 2020
Every timy a see the French 22 starting I instantly feel good about the game. Let’s go! https://t.co/OtcticP2Xe
— Chris Bungard (@CowaBungard) September 16, 2020
4 changes is a strange yin, but give me hope klimala🇻🇦 https://t.co/EbZGSz60Ko
— kieran byrnes (@kbyrnes95) September 16, 2020