Three Celtic players Neil Lennon could use against Rennes

By Connor Gordon

November 26, 2019

Neil Lennon says he could bring in a few outcasts for Celtic against Rennes on Thursday. The comments came after the Hoops qualified after beating Lazio on the last match day.

If the Irishman implements his post-match thoughts, then he is risking finishing second in the group. But, if he wants to rest players for domestic competition, then this is the time to do so.

Neil Lennon could call on Greg Taylor for Celtic vs Rennes

One man in need of football is left-back Greg Taylor. The summer buy from Kilmarnock has hardly played for the Hoops but has done so for Scotland.

Greg Taylor is playing more football for Scotland than Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bolingoli is still recovering from an injury against Hibs in the cup and could be spared for Thursday.

Taylor is more than capable of coming into the defence but Lennon really likes competitor Jonny Hayes. Hayes came on against Rennes in the first game and committed a controversial tackle.

If Lennon wants a strong defence, it must be Taylor. But if he wants to rile the French Cup winners, it’s Hayes.

Will Lewis Morgan play his way into Rangers thoughts?

Another surprise outing may be given to Morgan, another player with a lack of game time this season.

The former St Mirren man hasn’t really had the expected impact since his move. He played more of a part earlier in the season but has been eclipsed by James Forrest and Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Will Lewis Morgan play for Celtic against Rennes in major change? (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

If Morgan has a good game against top quality opposition it will give Lennon a lot to think about.

Tom Rogic to finally get his chance in Europe for The Bhoys?

The Australian is back from injury and has seen his spot go to Ryan Christie who is on fire. Christie, though, has played a lot of football this season.

Tom Rogic is returning from injury but will he play againsy Rennes? (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

However, going by Lennon’s comments, then Christie will be the most likely to drop out.

The attacking midfield position is mobbed at the Hoops and Rogic is a big game player with a point to prove. However, the match will be physically draining, so perhaps Rogic will not see out the full 90 minutes. But, he is definitely a player who should be starting on Thursday to show he still has the ability to play at that level.