Celtic have announced the team that will take on Ross County at Celtic Park as the Hoops look to get back to winning ways in the Premiership.
The team was revealed a short time ago on Celtic’s Twitter account.
Back to business 📋
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 19, 2019
The big news is that Jeremie Frimpong makes his first Premiership start for the Hoops. Tom Rogic also makes his first league start of the season after recovering from a knee injury. The rest of the team is probably the strongest the Hoops can play at the moment.
No place in squad for duo
Interestingly, there is no place in the squad for either Greg Taylor or Scott Sinclair. However, Marian Shved is named on the bench.
Some fans on social media have had their say on the team that has been chosen by Neil Lennon. One fan said ‘where is Greg Taylor?’. Another fan was pleased that Shved had been selected.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the Celtic starting line-up:
Where is Greg Taylor
— CelticBhoy73 (@celticbhoy73) October 19, 2019
Frimpong & Shved 🔥
— Paul (@P__67) October 19, 2019
Glad shved and frimpong are in squad!
— Kevin (@Kevinopala1) October 19, 2019
Good attacking line up Lenny Bhoy!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀
— Stephen McIlwraith (@smclwrth) October 19, 2019
Stop. Dropping. Elhamed.
— conroy (@michaelconroy1) October 19, 2019
What’s happened to Taylor!? Was named in the Scotland squad!? And how long is Griff going to be out for!?
— John Whitelaw (@JWhitelaw88) October 19, 2019
Is there any need for aw they defenders on the bench
— Taylor (@Tay1or1888) October 19, 2019
The continued absence of Greg Taylor is certainly worth discussing. It will be intriguing to see what Neil Lennon has to say about that.
Hoops must bounce back from defeat
Celtic go into the game hoping to make up for two relatively poor performances in the league. Dropped points against both Hibs and Livingston mean that Celtic trail Rangers by two points at the top of the Premiership table.
A win for the Hoops would not only put an end to that poor run of results, but it would also put pressure on Rangers ahead of their match against Hearts on Sunday.
Three points and a good performance are what are required from Celtic against Ross County. That would show that the Hoops have returned from international duty meaning business.