Celtic’s next fixture, as everyone knows, is the Glasgow derby against Rangers. The team that will be selected by interim manager Neil Lennon will no doubt be feverishly speculated on in the days to come.
There is one player who seems unlikely to start the game. But if he was selected it would give the Hoops the upper hand going into the game. Timothy Weah is that player.
Likely to be a late substitute
Weah won’t be selected as he has not started a game since Neil Lennon became interim manager. In fact, his best chances of getting onto the pitch are as a late substitute.
However, if Weah was to start the game his pace would give Rangers plenty of problems. In his few appearances for the Hoops his pace has been an asset, and it would be to the fore if he was selected to start the game.
Forrest and Sinclair set to start instead
Despite Weah’s talents, it does seem that the Hoops boss will prefer the likes of Scott Sinclair and James Forrest in the wide areas.
They have done it all in the past for the Hoops, so it is understandable if Lennon selects that duo. But a start for Weah would shock Rangers. They would not expect the attacker to be involved from the start. That could unsettle the Ibrox and club and hand the Hoops the upper hand.
Derbies are a time to take risks, Lennon should roll the dice and select Weah.