Celtic have announced their team that will take on AIK in the first round of the Europa League play-offs. The team was revealed on the Hoops’ Twitter account.
📋 #CELAIK team news…
Our starting line-up for tonight's @EuropaLeague play-off first leg 💪
Come on the Hoops! 🍀⚪️ pic.twitter.com/lKv5hMbNMN
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 22, 2019
The big news is that Scott Brown returns to the starting line-up after being rested for the recent Betfred Cup tie against Dunfermline. Kristoffer Ajer is in at right-back for the injured Hatem Abd Elhamed.
Big match for two players
Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien are both selected in what will be a big game for both players. Further forward, Callum McGregor is back in his natural midfield position. Odsonne Edouard is the lone striker.
Celtic fans on social media have had their say on the line-up selected by the Hoops boss. One fan described the team as ‘nice’. Whilst another fan was unhappy that Scott Sinclair wasn’t in the squad.
Here are some of the best reactions from to the team chosen to take on AIK:
Shambles that Sinclair ain’t even on that bench
— Gerard P Reilly (@GerardReilly1) August 22, 2019
Nice 👍🏻 get the job done
— max (@maxutlr) August 22, 2019
— Taylor (@Tay1or1888) August 22, 2019
Announce better players
— french eddie for the ballon dor (@lethaleddie) August 22, 2019
Let’s get this done tonight guys!! 🍀🍀🍀
— Kevin (@Kevinopala1) August 22, 2019
Cmon Bhoys!! Heads up and get a good result! 2-0
— ArmchairCeltic (@CelticArmchair) August 22, 2019
What's up with Shved and Sinclair?
— James Kenney (@jameskenney81) August 22, 2019
Celtic go into the game looking to bounce back from a few poor performances. The Champions League exit to Cluj was followed by a poor performance against Dunfermline.
To get the fans back on side, Neil Lennon and the Hoops team must put in a good performance. A win for Celtic would give the team some confidence during what is a very important time of the season.