Celtic have announced the team that will play Hibernian in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.  The team was revealed a short time ago on the club’s Twitter account.

The big news is that Hoops captain Scott Brown makes the game even though he was a doubt. Jeremie Frimpong gets the nod to start at right-back, whilst Tom Rogic also starts, with Ryan Christie perhaps surprisingly on the bench. Fraser Forster plays his first Betfred Cup game of the season, with Craig Gordon on the bench. Mikey Johnston makes his return from injury on the bench.

The rest of the team is as expected, with Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer at the back, and Odsonne Edouard the lone striker.

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Key man dropped to bench

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Some Celtic fans on social media have given their verdict on the team that has been selected by Neil Lennon. One fan said it was ‘very poor’ that Christie missed out on the starting line-up. Another fan felt that it was a ‘massive call’ to start Frimpong.

Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Celtic’s starting line-up:

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Celtic go into the game as huge favourites. The Hoops are aiming for their 30th consecutive win in domestic cup competitions, and are looking to win the Betfred Cup for the fourth season in a row.

Hoops won’t take win for granted

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Neil Lennon and his players won’t be taking victory for granted though. After all, the Hoops were held to a 1-1 draw by the Easter Road side in September.

Should Hibs play like they did that day, it could be a tough game for the Hoops. Celtic do have the better players though, and if they play to the best of their abilities, they should be back at Hampden Park for the Betfred Cup Final next month.

 

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