Celtic’s Europa Squad – In come Forster, Bauer, Taylor and Elyounoussi. Out go Hendry, Koussai and Connell

CELTIC’S squad for the Europa League Group stages has been announced and as usual Moravcik67 provides a concise summary on social media.

“UEFA have put up the squad list for the Europa League group stage. Highlights

– Forster, Bain and Gordon all included.
– Eddie eligible for List B, saving a List A spot.
– Hendry, Koussai and Connell removed. Arzani left out.
– Bauer, Taylor, Elyounoussi added,” he wrote.

Think Ajer is also eligible for a place on List B incidentally.

Celtic’s Europa League squad is as follows”


Craig Gordon, Scott Bain, Fraser Forster, Ryan Mullen*, Conor Hazard*


Christopher Jullien, Greg Taylor, Jozo Simunovic, Moritz Bauer, Boli Bolingoli, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Kris Ajer*, Nir Bitton, Kerr McInroy*


Scott Brown, Scott Sinclair, Lewis Morgan, Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham, Barry Coffey*, Scott Robertson*, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Paul Kennedy*, Mark Hill*, David McKay*, Jonny Hayes, Ryan Christie, Michael Johnston*, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Marian Shved, Karamoko Dembele*


Leigh Griffiths, Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Odsonne Edouard*, Calvin Miller*, Grant Savoury*

(* denotes player B list)

Interesting that Calvin Miller is back to being a forward rather than a left back that Brendan Rodgers tried to turn him into, without much success, it has to be said.

Celtic kick-off the group stages campaign away to Stade Rennais (or just Rennes if you prefer) in Brittany on Thursday 19 September (kick-off is 17.55) before playing Cluj at Celtic Park on Thursday 3 October (kick-off is 8pm). Celtic then welcome S.S. Lazio to Paradise on Thursday 24 October – again with an 8pm kick-off.

Next up is the trip to Rome for the return fixture against Lazio on Thursday 7 November with a kick-off time of 17.55 for this glamour tie. Later in November, on Thursday the 28th, Celtic welcome Rennes to Celtic Park for the second time this season – the side’s played out a goalless draw in July in the pre-season friendly that was on the season ticket. For the Europa League match against Rennes the match at Celtic Park will kick off at 20.00.

Then Celtic are back in Romania for the second time this season to face CFR Cluj on Thursday 12 December – kick off for this one is again 17.55.

So the three home games in the Europa League Groupd stages are

Thursday 3 October: Celtic v CFR Cluj (KO: 8pm)
Thursday 24 October: Celtic v Lazio (KO: 8pm)
Thursday 28 November: Celtic v Stade Rennais (KO: 8pm)

Home Tickets

Season Ticket holders can secure their seat at all three fixtures now, priced:

STH Adult Package – £72
STH Concession Package – £57
STH Under-13 Package – £42

No booking fees apply for Season Ticket holders.

The deadline to secure your seasonal seat for the group stage games is 5pm on Wednesday 11 September. Season Ticket cards will be activated for these matches. Go to the official Celtic site for more details.

Estimates for number of tickets that will be available for the three away games has been provided by Celtic SLO John Paul Taylor – see below.

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