Neil Lennon isn't planning wholesale changes for Celtic cup tie

By John Reid

February 6, 2020

After the excitement of Celtic’s 4-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday, the Hoops are next in action in a Scottish Cup tie against Clyde on Sunday.

The team that Neil Lennon selects for the fixture will certainly be interesting, as with a league against Hearts on the horizon next Wednesday, you would imagine that the Celtic boss will want a few makes a few changes for his starting line-up.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Now Lennon has confirmed, in a press conference ahead of the game, than he is playing to make a few changes for the game against Clyde, but he won’t be completely rotating the starting line-up from the Motherwell game.

“A few changes”

“On Sunday we’ll make a few changes, but we don’t want to overdo it” Lennon said.

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Lennon’s comments show that he is taking the game seriously, and giving it the respect it deserves, unlike Liverpool who recently played their reserve side in their cup game against Shrewsbury.

There is no chance of Celtic ever doing that though. For a start, the Hoops will want to protect their incredible domestic cup record.

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Celtic have won the last seven cup competitions in Scottish football, and Neil Lennon won’t want that record to end on his watch.

Fraser Forster and Neil Lennon (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see which players get the nod to start the game now that Lennon has confirmed that Celtic will make some changes, perhaps there could be a first start for Patryk Klimala or Ismaila Soro.

No matter who the Hoops boss picks to start the game, Celtic should still be good enough to defeat the League 2 side and reach the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.