Celtic have announced their team that will take on Nomme Kalju in the Champions League second round second leg tie.
The team was revealed a short time ago on the club’s Twitter account.
📋 #KALCEL team news…
➖ Chris Jullien makes his #CelticFC debut 2⃣
➖ Craig Gordon is back in the starting XI for the first time competitively this year 🧤
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 30, 2019
The big news for supporters is that Anthony Ralston is given a chance to stake his claim for the right-back position at the club, as he is given a rare start.
There are also starts for Lewis Morgan, Craig Gordon and Olivier Ntcham. Leigh Griffiths keeps his place in the starting line-up
As expected, £7 million man Christopher Jullien will make his competitive Celtic debut in the game.
Fans have had plenty of say about the line-up on social media. Some supporters were unhappy that captain Scott Brown wasn’t rested for the tie.
Whilst another fan hoped for good performances from the fringe players.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the starting line-up:
Surely we could've rested Brown?
— Paul McQueen (@queenmachine67) July 30, 2019
Why does Brown never get rested when he's the oldest outfield player
— Chloe (@ChloeF01_) July 30, 2019
Good to see Jullien finally get a start. Hopefully Ralston does well too. Good to see fringe players getting a run out and hoping Shved gets on!! Mon the Hoops🍀
— Jed Marr🍀 (@jedmarr8892) July 30, 2019
Loving the team tonight. Fringe players and the mighty Jullien.
— tictactic (@tic_tac_tic) July 30, 2019
good to see Craig Gordon back in the starting XI 💚💚 https://t.co/R1gXK4js0K
— Rachael Johnstone (@Gk_RachaelJ) July 30, 2019
Not a bad looking team! Celtic to win by 3. 🍀💚🍀
— Richard Hargreaves (@hargre14) July 30, 2019
Strong team 🍀👍
— Ian clarkson (@ian260411) July 30, 2019
All that Neil Lennon will be looking for in this game is a decent performance, and no injuries. With such a vital time of the season approaching, it would be a real blow to the Hoops if injuries took the gloss off a decent performance.
Team should still be good enough to win
The tie is all but over, Celtic have a comfortable 5-0 lead from the first leg.
The Hoops might have picked an experimental team for this game. However, it should still be good enough to get a win on the night.