Celtic have announced their starting line-up that will face Lazio in the Europa League clash later on Thursday. The team was revealed on the clubโ€™s official Twitter account.

The big news is that Jonny Hayes gets the nod to start at in place of the injured Boli Bolingoli. Hatem Abd Elhamed also returns to the starting line-up.

The rest of the starting line-up almost picks itself. The Hoops are certainly going for goals, as Odsonne Edouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi, James Forrest and Ryan Christie all start. Fan favourite Scott Sinclair makes the bench.

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Some fans surprised to see left-back not selected

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Some Celtic fans on social media have given their verdict on the starting line-up. One fan questioned why Hayes got the nod to start over Greg Taylor. A thought that has been echoed by many on social media.

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

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Celtic go into the game in a great position in Europa League Group E. The Hoops are currently top of the group, four points ahead of Lazio.

Victory in Rome would all but guarantee Hoops progress

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A win in Rome would all but guarantee that the Hoops will still be in the competition after Christmas. However, Celtic do not have the best of records in Italy, so a draw would be a decent outcome for the side.

Celtic should go into the match full of confidence though. They came from a goal down to defeat Lazio 2-1 in their last Europa League fixture. Neil Lennonโ€™s side are currently on a run of good form. They will need to be at their best to get a result in Rome, but the team should be looking ahead to the game with confidence, not fear.

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