“Opportunity missed” – These Celtic fans react to Kennedy’s first team selection vs Aberdeen

You usually see a new manager making a concerted effort to make changes to the starting XI when they take over, but John Kennedy has been with this squad for a while so sweeping changes would’ve been a surprise.

It was always going to be interesting to see how he decided to approach the game against Aberdeen today, and there are a couple of talking points from this team selection:

Klimala starting the game is the main surprise as he’s generally limited to sub appearances, so there could be an effort here to see the players in action ahead of the summer.

It’s especially interesting because you have to think that Kennedy’s main motivation will be going on a run of wins to put himself in contention for the permanent role, but hopefully he will try out a few of the fringe players so we can see what they can do.

Two of the bigger scapegoats this season have been Scott Brown and Ryan Christie due to their inconsistent performances, and it does look like a few of the fans were hoping for some more radical changes today:

It will be interesting to see if there’s a noticeable change to the way the team play on the pitch or the effort levels, but it mainly looks like Kennedy has done with those that he trusts regardless of recent form.

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