Celtic boss Neil Lennon has announced the Celtic team that will take on St Johnstone at McDairmid Park.

The team, which was revealed on Celtic’s Twitter account a short time ago, is as follows:

Starting XI: Forster, Simonuvic, Jullien, Ajer, Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Taylor, Griffiths, Edouard

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Substitutes: Gordon, Bauer, Hayes, Rogic, Christie, Johnston, Klimala

The biggest news from the starting line-up is that Neil Lennon has selected Olivier Ntcham, who was linked with a move to West Ham as reported by Foot Mercato earlier on Wednesday.

Key man returns to line-up

In other news, Greg Taylor and Odsonne Edouard return to the starting line-up, and Kristoffer Ajer returns as the Hoops go to three at the back.

Some fans on social media have given their verdict on the team that has been chosen by the Celtic boss. One fan predicted an Oliver Ntcham hat-trick.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here are some of the best reactions to the team that was selected by the Hoops boss:

 

No Celtic fan will need reminding of just how important this game is to the Hoops. The Premiership league leaders sit five points clear at the top of the league, and they won’t want to let that lead slip.

It won’t be an easy night for the Hoops, as St Johnstone will be stuffy and difficult to break down. However, these are the types of games you must win if you want to win the title.

Hoops have experience when it comes to winning trophies

Thankfully Celtic have the experience and know-how throughout the squad and management when it comes to winning trophies.

Callum McGregor celebrates scoring against Ross County

Callum McGregor celebrates scoring against Ross County (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Celtic should have enough to defeat St Johnstone if the Hoops play to the best of their best abilities. However, even if the team is having an off-day you wouldn’t bet against Neil Lennon’s side doing enough to get the three points.

At the moment it is about results, and not performances. The Celtic players, staff and support all know that.

 

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