Time is running out for Celtic to enter their Europa League squad for the rest of the competition.
Neil Lennon and co have until next Monday to decide who stays and goes.
With a variety of players becoming prominent in the Irishman’s plans since the summer, the task is a difficult one.
Add in the headache of the winter transfer window, a few big hitter could be left in the stands.
Celtic Europa League group squad deadline is soon
The Hoops’ online man in the know for Europe has given a reminder about the upcoming deadline.
He also explained the club can make only three changes to the squad that was entered in the summer.
A little complicated side story is the list system used by UEFA to make up these European squads.
The main squad is in ‘List A’ while the younger players are in ‘List B’.
Jeremie Frimpong cannot be added ‘List B’ as UEFA requirements say the player must be at the club for two years.
Scott Sinclair and Lewis Morgan’s places are up for grabs to two new players to the team.
To add the likes of Ismaila Soro, Patryk Klimala and Frimpong, three players need to drop out.
It will get even more complicated, should the Hoops sign additional players before the end of this window.
Some fans will point to Kouassi Eboué and Jack Hendry also vacating their spaces.
However, they were never in the summer squad, so they didn’t have a spot so to speak to give up.
Some Hoops fans have their say on who to drop out
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to give their view on who should be cut from the Europa League squad.
Bayo drops out maybe
— Paul the tim (@paulthetim) January 27, 2020
Apart from the obvious 2, I would drop Gordon and Shved to open up a further 2 spaces.
— Chris (@ChrisDoc88) January 27, 2020
Tough choice but it probably has to be Bauer or Shved to miss out.
— Daniel Rafferty (@Danny__1995) January 27, 2020
Bayo, Shved or Bauer to drop out I’d imagine
— Sean Hamilton (@seanhammy85) January 27, 2020
Soro will miss out. Pretty well off at CM. Frimpong and Kilmala in, Bauer out if we sign anyone else.
— 🍀 (@SellickParkSeat) January 27, 2020
If Griff in now, take him out.
— JHB (@JH1949B) January 27, 2020