Neil Lennon has announced his team for today’s Celtic match at home to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership, as per CelticFC.net.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Forster; Ajer, Jullien, Bitton, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor, Ntcham, Forrest, Christie; Bayo.
Substitutes – Gordon, Ralston, Hayes, Shved, Johnston, Griffiths, Edouard.
The headline news is of course that Fraser Forster displaces Craig Gordon in the starting lineup, just days after arriving for his latest spell at the club.
Vakoun Bayo has a massive chance to impress too, making his first ever start.
Having won our opening two fixtures in the competition, another three points is the order of the day. With a tricky trip to Ibrox next week to face Rangers, it’s vital we carry as much positive momentum forward as possible.
However, with an important European match coming up on Thursday to contemplate, Lennon has rested a couple of key performers like Odsonne Edouard and Mikey Johnston.
It’s certainly an exciting and somewhat surprising eleven.
Hopefully it’s strong enough to get the job done against the Edinburgh side.
Plenty of fans are on board with Lennon’s decisions, with some particularly pleased about seeing Bayo in action.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Exciting! Love it!!
— H Paul O’Donnell (@HPaulODonnell) August 25, 2019
You love to see it
— Liam (@liamcsc) August 25, 2019
— Jay (@Jayc67x) August 25, 2019
YAASS BAYO STARTS
— Celtic News (@Celtic___News) August 25, 2019
OMG BAYO STARTS GET IN!!!!
— Connor 🇮🇪 (@hctelfih) August 25, 2019
This is exactly the type of content we like to see
— Liam King (@LK95_) August 25, 2019
YAS BAYO AND FORSTER INJECT IT IN MY VEINS
— Mitch The Bitch (@m_mitch0408) August 25, 2019
He’s free😍 pic.twitter.com/fly0rK3OUF
— – (@CK67_) August 25, 2019