Celtic’s squad list for the upcoming qualifier against Riga FC is being displayed on the official UEFA website this evening.
There are no major shocks, with new signings Shane Duffy and David Turnbull added to the 24-man List A.
A number of Celtic youngsters make up List B, though the likes of Scott Robertson have been removed after exiting on loan.
The full squad is, in order of display on UEFA.com:
Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain, Conor Hazard, Christopher Jullien, Greg Taylor, Shane Duffy, Jeremie Frimpong, Hatem Abd Elhamd, Kerr McInroy, Stephen Welsh, Nir Bitton, Scott Brown, Ismaila Soro, Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham, Luca Connell, Kristoffer Ajer, Barry Coffey, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Paul Kennedy, Ewan Henderson, Leigh Griffiths, Albian Ajeti, Patryk Klimala, David Turnbull, Ryan Christie, Mikey Johnston, Odsonne Edouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Cameron Harper, Jack Aitchison, Karamoko Dembele.
Celtic Euro-hawk Moravcik67 on Twitter noted the changes made from the last submitted squad on Twitter tonight.
No surprises in the squad for Riga.
Added to List A – Duffy & Turnbull
Removed from List B – Church, Mullen & Robertson
We're using 24 of 25 List A places. But any new signing can now only be added to List A by removing someone – unless the player added was here as a youngster. pic.twitter.com/9Fz5ZHf1Jt
— Moravcik67 (@Moravcik67_) September 21, 2020
Neil Lennon’s Bhoys will travel to Latvia later this week to take on a team who picked up some creditable results in Europe last term, beating Polish champions Piast Gliwice and even doing better against Copenhagen in a knockout tie than we did.
Nothing can be taken for granted on our travels, especially given the nature of the one-legged tie.
If Celtic make it past the Riga, old foes FC Sarajveo or Buducnost Podgorica will stand in the way of a group stage spot. Again that’d be a one-legged tie away from home.
While far from an ideal route towards the groups, we will be favourites for Thursday’s match as well as the play-off should we qualify.
We have more than enough talent in this squad to navigate our way to victories.
Hopefully Scott Brown and company are on top form.