Neil Lennon has vowed to pick his ‘best team’ for Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final versus Hearts on Sunday. The Irishman is just ninety minutes away from joining Brendan Rodgers, Martin O’Neill and Jock Stein as a Treble winning Celtic manager and cementing his name in the history of the club. With that in mind, the manager has vowed that there will be no sentimentality towards the selection of the starting XI.
As reported by Sky Sports, Lennon has said that he will pick the team that will give his side the best possible side of making it twelve trophies in a row.
“As regards team selection, as I said, there will be no sentimentality involved in my thinking behind that with my backroom team.
“It is a cup final, a game we want to win and I have to pick the best team for the occasion and to help us win another trophy.
“We are not there yet with the starting XI but we will discuss that and probably name the team tomorrow. Everyone is in contention. We will just try to put a team out to win.”
Turnbull and Soro have forced their way into the first team and now the manager will have to decide whether to rely upon his reliable captain Scott Brown along with Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic. The trio have been relegated to the bench in recent matches and will be hoping for a recall; however, the performances of the midfield trio have coincided with Celtic winning 2 out of 2.
Celtic beat Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final last year with goals from Odsonne Edouard sealing the Treble Treble. The game will be a cup final like no other with the teams playing behind closed doors.