The Celtic team to play Aberdeen on Saturday has been announced. The big news is that Jeremy Toljan returns to the side after missing out against Hibernian, and Ewan Henderson replaces Odsonne Edouard.
Toljan replaces Mikael Lustig in two changes from the side which defeated Hibs 2-0 last week.
The team was announced on the Hoops’ Twitter account.
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It is a bit of a surprise to see Toljan back in the side, as not only was he left out against Hibs, but he was replaced by Lustig during the previous match, against Hearts.
Tactical move paid off
During the win over Hibs, interim boss Neil Lennon moved James Forrest into the middle of the park, which paid off when he slammed home the opening goal.
Forrest is starting against Aberdeen on the wing. But no doubt if need be he can be moved into the middle of the park.
Vote of confidence for Henderson
Lennon’s faith in Henderson is certainly a big vote of confidence in the player, who will be making only his third start of the season. The Hoops boss must be confident in the midfielder’s abilities. It is a bit of shock to see Edouard on the bench, but he is more than capable of making an impact on the bench.
With second placed Rangers drawing 1-1 with Hibs, Celtic have the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of the league table.
Derek McInnes’ side will no doubt provide a stern test. But if the Hoops play to their best, the points should be staying at Celtic Park.