It was a bit of a shock when Neil Lennon selected Olivier Ntcham for the recent Glasgow derby. Ntcham hadn’t kicked a ball in anger for the Hoops since December.
However, the move paid off as Ntcham and fellow midfielder Scott Brown dominated the Ibrox side for large spells in the 2-1 win.
Duo can dominate
After Ntcham missed out in the recent 0-0 draw with Livingston, Lennon should reunite the duo in the middle of the park against Aberdeen on Sunday.
Perhaps if the Hoops were playing ‘lesser’ opponents, it would make sense to keep Ntcham on the bench. Then you could play a more attacking midfielder like Tom Rogic.
However, the game could well be won in the middle of the park. That is why Neil Lennon should reunite Ntcham and Brown.
McGregor can be third man
The attacking midfielder selected for the side could be Callum McGregor. He is more than capable of getting the ball from Ntcham and Brown and using it to launch attacks.
It might not be the most attacking side to pick, but it is the one most likely to win the game for the Hoops. It worked in the recent win against Rangers, and it could work again against Aberdeen.
Should the Brown and Ntcham duo thrive on Sunday, they should be retained in the side for the rest of the season, in particular the Scottish Cup Final.