Celtic team vs Alloa confirmed; 5 changes, TV details, fans react

By John McGinley

January 22, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Alloa in the Scottish Cup this evening, per the official club website.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Welsh, Starfelt, Scales, McGregor, Guchi, Abada, Rogic, Maeda, Giakoumakis.

Substitutes – Bain, Jullien, Taylor, Bitton, McCarthy, Jota, Hatate, Forrest, Juranovic.

Postecoglou has named a pretty strong eleven for the encounter, but there is rotation from the game against Hibernian on Monday night.

Notably, Yosuke Ideguchi makes his first start, with Giorgos Giakoumakis also coming into the starting eleven.

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International Bhoys Tom Rogic and Daizen Maeda also make an appearance before jetting off around the world.

With Liam Scales, Stephen Welsh and Anthony Ralston also coming into the defensive line, there’s a really fresh look to the team.

Broadcast details

Today’s match is live on subscription channel Premier Sports 1, the only legal way you can watch the fixture in the UK & Ireland.

Away from these shores, Celtic TV are broadcasting live coverage for subscribers.

The match will also have live audio commentary on BBC Radio Scotland.

In the USA, the fixture is on ESPN+, while Australians can watch on beIN Sports 2.

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Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Alloa

As you can imagine, supporters are excited to see the likes of Guchi and Giakoumakis get their big opportunities in a Celtic shirt.

With an exceptionally strong bench too, there’s plenty of talent to savour this evening live on television.

Here’s hoping the Bhoys can put together a big performance and glide through to the next round before tonight’s 5th round draw.

These fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on it all…

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