The official Celtic feed has highlighted four recent arrivals on the eve of this weekend’s game against Hamilton Accies.
Club media picked out Mohamed Elyounoussi, Moritz Bauer, Greg Taylor and Jeremie Frimpong as they all trained together in front of the cameras for the first time.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 13, 2019
Given that Neil Lennon still has some worries defensively, and that he may have an eye on Thursday’s clash against Rennes, we could see more than a few of the new arrivals take to the field at New Douglas Park.
Who could play for Celtic against Hamilton?
Elyounoussi is perhaps the most likely of the quartet to start. Usual left-wing talent Mikey Johnston will miss the game against the mid-table Premiership side while Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair have featured little of late.
That could pave the way for Norwegian international Elyounoussi to make his bow at the low key Lanarkshire ground.
In defence, Celtic’s first choice backline should all be fit. Kristoffer Ajer could play although Lennon may feel it’s better to rest him ahead of Thursday night. If he, or Hatem Abd Elhamed, doesn’t play then it could open the door for either Moritz Bauer or Jeremie Frimpong to play.
Bauer would be most likely to take over from the Israel international but Frimpong’s very inclusion in the Twitter post suggests that he is a very viable option.
Finally, at left-back Boli Bolingoli is probably favourite to start after his good display at Ibrox. However, Greg Taylor is now at the club and will be well suited to playing on Hamilton’s artificial surface after his time at Kilmarnock.