Celtic manager Neil Lennon has announced his team to play Motherwell tonight in the Scottish Premiership, as per the club’s official Twitter account.
The full match squad is:
Starting XI – Forster, Simunovic, Jullien, Ajer, Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Taylor, Griffiths, Edouard.
Substitutes – Bain, Welsh, Bolingoli, Rogic, Christie, Elyounoussi, Klimala.
Celtic have barely been able to take a breath since the return from the winter break.
This evening’s clash at Fir Park is our sixth match since January 18th, with the mid-week to weekend schedule set to continue for a while yet.
Having opened up a seven-point gap over Rangers though, there is real momentum now for Lennon’s squad and another three points will be expected tonight.
With Steven Gerrard’s team again playing at the same time as us, the next few hours could again be pivotal in determining the direction of the league trophy this season.
No surprise then that Lennon has named a very strong team to face the Steelmen.
The crucial spine of our side remains intact with Fraser Forster, Christopher Jullien, Scott Brown and Odsonne Edouard all featuring from the start.
Olivier Ntcham has retained his place in the 3-5-2 formation despite Ryan Christie coming off the bench to impress on Sunday.
With players like Mohamed Elyounoussi returning to the bench and others like James Forrest hitting peak form, there can be no excuses tonight. We simply must get the result we require to continue our march towards nine-in-a-row.
Encouragingly, these fans seem pleased with the team that Lennon has named, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Michael (@MikeyBurke_23) February 5, 2020
— H Paul O’Donnell (@HPaulODonnell) February 5, 2020
— StupendousShved (@StupendousShved) February 5, 2020
Happy to see Ely back. Love to get him back up to speed.
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) February 5, 2020
That’ll do for a resounding win.
Even if it’s not, just make sure it’s a win, no matter how hard fought, let’s do this 🍀
— Danny (@DannyMax1888) February 5, 2020
That bench shouldn’t be legal
— Muiry (@MuiryCeltic) February 5, 2020
That bench is x rated
— 🏴🇻🇦 (@Boyle_67) February 5, 2020
3-5-2 it’s beautiful, magical🥰
— Liam (@LK95_) February 5, 2020