Today’s Team News: Surprising Celtic starting Eleven revealed

EARLY team news, provisional at this stage but usually very accurate (!!)…


Scott Bain

Anthony Ralston, Jozo Simunovic, Filip Benkovic, Emilio Izaguirre

Callum McGregor, Olivier Ntcham

James Forrest, Tom Rogic, Scotty Sinclair

Mikey Johnston

If that’s correct Scott Brown drops to the bench, Scott Bain replaces Craig Gordon to play against his old club, Tom Rogic is back after injury and Mikey Johnston is preferred to fit again Ryan Christie who will start on the bench.

Brendan is clearly shuffling the pack and keeping plenty in reserve for what’s to come next week.

Mikael Lustig, Kieran Tierney, Dedryck Boyata and Odsonne Edouard will all be fit for the trip to Pittodrie and we can expect to see Ryan Christie at some point today.

It will be interesting to see who skippers the side today, maybe Calmac in recognition of his outstanding contribution so far this season.

Remember, don’t shoot the messenger! Off to Paradise now…

YOUR CELTIC YEAR…we’d like to publish some features from Celtic supporters over the remaining days of December when you talk about your favourite Celtic memories of 2018.

There’s plenty to talk about Beautiful Sundays galore, winning the Double Treble, the Bus returning to Celtic Park, winning the Magnificent 7 against Aberdeen and the European trips, even if the results have sometimes been disappointing.

If you fancy writing about your year supporting Celtic we’d love to hear from you – email and there’s a prize for every submission we publish!

Also on The Celtic Star…

Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 3…See HERE.

Robust Ryan’s Remarkable Return…See HERE.

Podcast: Celtic and the Power of a Growth Mindset…See HERE.

Rodgers on McGregor’s ‘Wonderful Insight’ and Rogic’s Rangers Wish…See HERE.

Jim Craig – Celtic won 7-3, John Higgins scoring four of them…See HERE.

Hail Hail, they are the Rangers News! Something you should know…See HERE.


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