Celtic have announced their team which will take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final. The team was revealed a short time ago on the club’s official Twitter page.
📋 TEAM NEWS IS HERE! 📋
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 25, 2019
The big news is that manager Neil Lennon keeps faith with Mikey Johnston, after his two goals against Hearts in the last league game of the season.
There is no Kieran Tierney in the side, and he is replaced by Jonny Hayes. Hampden Park specialist Tom Rogic also gets the nod to start to game.
Biggest game yet
This will be Johnston’s biggest game yet for the Hoops. Neil Lennon must have plenty of faith in the player. Johnston will he hoping to repay that faith with a good performance.
It is also a big game for Hayes, taking over from Tierney at left-back. He is an experienced player who has played in that position before. That will be why Lennon selected him.
Looking to make history
The Hoops go into the game aiming to make history.
A win over the Tynecastle side would see Celtic win their third consecutive domestic treble in a row.
For interim Hoops manager Neil Lennon it is also a big occasion. It may well be his last game in charge of Celtic. He will be hoping that the team he has selected get the job done at Hampden Park on what could be an emotional occasion.