Team’s Up – Tomoki Iwata at the back gives Cup Final clue

Ange Postecoglou has named his team for this afternoon’s game against Aberdeen. The Scottish Champions will receive the Cinch Premiership trophy having won the league away at Tynecastle earlier this month but they will be looking to prepare for next weekend’s Scottish Cup Final against Inverness CT with a win.

In goals, Joe Hart starts. His deputy, Scott Bain, started the defeat against Hibs and was at fault for the last two goals in that 4-2 defeat.  In defence, Alistair Johnston and Greg Taylor start in the fullback berths with Carl Starfelt and Tomoki Iwata making up the central pairing with Cameron Carter-Vickers still sidelined.

In midfield, captain Callum McGregor starts in the holding role with Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley in the more advanced roles while n attack, Kyogo starts through the middle with Liel Abada starts on the right and Jota starts on the left.

On the Celtic bench this afternoon are Siegrist, Turnbull, Oh, Bernabei, Forrest, Summers, Ralston, Welsh and Vata.

It’s going to be a special day in Paradise, as Callum McGregor once again lifts the trophy for the second time in a row since becoming the Captain of Celtic.

Celtic: Hart, Johnston, Starfelt, Iwata, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley, Abada, Jota, Kyogo

Substitutes: Siegrist, Turnbull, Oh, Bernabei, Forrest, Summers, Ralston, Welsh, Vata

Aberdeen: Roos, McCrorie, MacKenzie, Shinnie, Duk, Watkins, Ramadani, Hayes, Pollock, Clarkson, MacDonald
Substitutes: Lewis, Morris, Barron, Makanday, Coulson, Duncan, Richardson, Kennedy, Bavidge.

Earlier Martin O’Neill delivered the trophy in traditional style for Trophy Day when the team bus arrives at the stadium…

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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