Celtic are back in action against Livingston on Saturday, and the team has just been announced on the club’s official Twitter account.
🍀⚪️ TEAM NEWS ⚪️🍀
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 6, 2019
The big news is Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic return to the starting line-up for the first time in a long time. Christie hasn’t started a game since February, whilst Rogic’s last start was in December.
Positional change for mainstay
Interestingly, Kieran Tierney returns to the side but in a left-wing position, and not in his usual full-back role. The Hoops also seem to be playing three at the back.
Further forward, Timothy Weah is unfortunate to find himself back on the bench whilst it is no surprise to see Odsonne Edouard return to the starting line-up.
Trial run for semi-final
The move to three at the back is certainly an intriguing one. It is a bit of gamble to try a new formation a week ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen. Watching Kieran Tierney on the wing should be interesting, it could suit his game.
Perhaps it is a trial process. If the formation works against Livingston, Neil Lennon will try it against Aberdeen.
The team selected might not be the one that most people expected. But it should still be good enough to get the three points.
The Hoops would then be one win away from making it eight in a row.