Neil Lennon announces Celtic team to face Copenhagen; fans react

By John Reid

February 20, 2020

Neil Lennon has announced the Celtic team that will take on Copenhagen in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday evening, as reported by the club’s official Twitter account.

The team is as follows:

Starting XI: Forster, Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Hayes; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor; Christie, Edouard, Forrest

Substitutes: Bain, Simunovic, Bitton, Bayo, Rogic, Bolingoli, Elyounoussi

The game is Celtic’s first in Europe since the loss to Cluj in the last Europa League group stage game in December.

That was the only blemish in what has been a very successful Europa League campaign, which saw the Hoops top their group.

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

Unlike the last two years when the Hoops have reached the last 32 of the tournament, Celtic are away from home in the first leg, which could turn out to be a bonus.

Hoops should be confident going into game

That will of course depend on the result of the first leg. Still, the Hoops should be confident going into the game. After all, Celtic have won their last nine matches in all competitions.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon has picked a very strong side for the game, although he has had to make do without to players who have first-team regulars recently, Greg Taylor and Leigh Griffiths.

Have players who can score priceless away goal

Still, with the likes of Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and particularly Callum McGregor in excellent form, Celtic should be confident about securing at least one priceless away goal.

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As the match against Copenhagen is such a big game for the Hoops, some fans on social media have given their verdict on the team that has been selected by Neil Lennon.

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the Celtic team that will start the match:

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