Team’s Up – Hayes gets armband, Clark on the bench, Craig starts

Fran Alonso has named his starting eleven for this evening’s vital SWPL1 match against Glasgow City at Celtic Park which will be played before a record breaking crowd for a domestic fixture in the women’s game in Scotland.

Pam Tajonar is back in goals after Chloe Logan’s welcome return at the weekend after a 15 month injury lay-off. Her double save kept Celtic’s title dreams alive but the Hoops must win this evening. The Mexican keeper is a class apart in the SWPL1 and will provide Celtic with so much re-assurance tonight against a side hungry for the points as the league leaders look to eliminate Celtic from the title race.

The back three is Claire O’Riordan, Caitlin Hayes and Chloe Craig. The wing-backs are Hana Kerner and Menglu – watch those two fly – and in the central midfield engine room there’s Lisa Robertson and Shen with no Natalie Ross who fractured her arm at the weekend.

The front three are Jacynta, Amy Gallacher and the Goal Machine Tash Flint.

Subs for Celtic this evening are Logan, Otto, Clark, Fergusson, Loferski, Bowie, Cusack, Goldie and McAneny.

Kick-off is fast approaching at 7.30pm and 45 minutes before kick-off the Green Wall is starting to form in the Jock Stein Stand where there is a giant banner running the length of the stand offering full support for the Ghirls this evening.

We had a quick word with Fran Alonso outside the ground and he is super enthusiast for the game and full of confidence that Celtic can get there three points to move within two points of Glasgow City who face theRangers a week on Sunday with both needing the points. Celtic’s goal difference advantage could be crucial so the bigger the margin of victory this evening the better but we’ll happily take 1-0 now.

Here’s the Glasgow City team…

COYGIG

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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