Celtic’s upcoming Scottish Cup game against Clyde comes in the middle of a very busy month for the club, featuring the Europa League and numerous vital league matches.
Therefore, it is no surprise that Neil Lennon has confirmed, as he told the Celtic Twitter account, that he is going to a few changes for his starting line-up for the game.
🗣️ NL: "At the moment, we’re concentrating on ourselves, and the motivation and incentives are strong. We’re keeping calm and taking each game on its own merits. On Sunday, we’ll make a few changes, for sure, but we don't want to overdo it."#CLYCEL #ScottishCup
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 6, 2020
With that in mind, here are three players we would like to see start for the Hoops against Clyde:
Arzani has been very unfortunate that his loan deal at the club has been blighted by injury. However, he is now fit again, and made his comeback in the last round of the Scottish Cup against Partick Thistle.
In recent weeks he has been on the bench for the Hoops, but now is the time that he makes his first start under Neil Lennon.
Arzani doesn’t have long left on his deal at Celtic before he has to head back to Manchester City. It expires at the end of the season.
Therefore, he has to take any chance he can get to show that he is worthy of another loan deal. That will give Arzani plenty of motivation for the game, and he should start for the Hoops.
Neil Lennon had faith in the Hoops attacker to play him against Cluj, so he should have no worries about playing Dembele, who is still only 16, in a Scottish Cup tie.
The game could be made for the winger, who will no doubt receive plenty of the ball and have chances to take on his man.
Dembele is still for the most part an Academy side player for the Hoops, but a good performance against Clyde could see him involved with the first-team on a more regular basis.
He could have a massive impact on the game should he be selected.
The Hoops midfielder hasn’t featured for the first-team since an impressive debut in Cluj. However, if Neil Lennon wants to rest Scott Brown, then Robertson could be an ideal replacement.
He wasn’t out of his depth at all in the Europa League clash, and performed well on the night with Oliver Ntcham.
After that one first-team performance, Robertson will be eager to experience playing for the Hoops once more. The game against Clyde could well be his second start of the season.
The Hoops have a lot of midfielders, therefore Robertson will be out to impress to show that he should be in the first-team reckoning more often.