Celtic starting XI vs Bristol City confirmed; Edouard misses out, stream details, fans react

By Euan Davidson

July 14, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has chosen his two Celtic XIs to face Bristol City this evening, per Celtic FC’s website.

And it’s a very strong starting XI. Once again, Urhoghide and Dembele start for the Bhoys, with in-form striker Albian Ajeti up front.

Starting XI: Barkas; Ralston, Welsh, Urhoghide, Taylor; Soro, McGregor, Dembele, Turnbull, Johnston, Ajeti

Subs: Bain, Ntcham, Shaw, Robertson, Murray, Henderson, Montgomery, Hjelde, Moffat

It’s Celtic’s third pre-season friendly under Ange Postecoglou. With FC Midtjylland coming up next Tuesday, it seems the Celtic boss is nearer to finding his preferred XI.

Bristol City represent a step-up in terms of competition. The Robins competed in the Championship last season, finishing 19th. Manager Nigel Pearson has brought in former Rangers midfielder Andy King and ex-Leicester City midfielder Matty James so far this summer.

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Celtic beat Charlton 2-1 and Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in their friendlies thus far.

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Broadcast details

Today’s match is live on the Pass to Paradise service for season ticket holders.

The game is also being shown live to worldwide subscribers at Celtic TV.

Bristol City supporters can watch the game via Robins TV.

Fan reaction to Celtic team v Bristol City

It’s beginning to look as if a preferred XI is taking shape under Ange Postecoglou. Certainly, familiar names and patterns are starting to emerge under the Greek-Aussie boss.

However, the absences of Odsonne Edouard and Luca Connell sparked some debate within the support. Connell, in particular, had been expected to feature more often in pre-season for the Bhoys.

Celtic supporters had their say on social media:

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