Tomorrow’s match between Celtic and Livingston is a biggie and that is no understatement.
The Livi Lions are the only team to beat the Hoops domestically this season. A big summer signing even admitted to being nervous at the Tony Macaroni arena. The fans are expecting performances from the likes of Christopher Jullien to prove they are learning from bad experiences.
All eyes on Celtic defender Christopher Jullien vs Livingston
Lost in translation or not, the Frenchman’s comments a few months ago raised eyebrows.
The 26-year-old received second prizes from Lyndon Dykes a couple of months ago.
Tweeting about nerves against the likes of Livinston is always going to bring attention. Even by strolling the game, every move will be under immense scrutiny by the 60,000 in attendance.
Some things are best left unsaid, but everyone will be waiting for that post-match Tweet for more drama.
Kristoffer Ajer must prove his worth against Livi
In the long term, Kristoffer Ajer is one man that is beginning to feel the pressure. His club performances of late are not what everyone’s been raving about from the Norwegian.
Ajer will be under as much scrutiny and pressure as his centre-back team mate Jullien in tomorrow’s clash.
Jozo Simunovic is out the treatment room and Lee O’Connor is impressing with Ireland. Any major slip ups by Ajer, then he will lose his place in the team.
Tom Rogic has to take his chance this weekend
Chances are, Tom Rogic will play a good part of tomorrow’s match at Celtic Park. He is getting more game time after returning from a long term injury.
Ryan Christie is streets ahead of him and will be keeping Rogic at bay. The Australian must use every opportunity he can to push the Scottish international midfielder.
Christie played two full games recently and is in need of a well deserved rest. Rogic should come in but will need to prove that he hasn’t lost his talent since being out the team.