Even though Celtic face a team bottom of the league with only three wins this season, it still feels like Hearts could pose more of a problem than their position suggests.
Daniel Stendel was able to make some signings and his team is starting to play in his image. It means they are much more exciting going forward, but they are also wide open at the back.
The possibility of facing a team that leaks goals might have enticed Neil Lennon to give some of the fringe forwards another chance to impress, but it looks like experience has won out when it comes to the starting line up tonight:
🍀 C O Y B I G ⚪️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 12, 2020
It seems like Marian Shved impressed a few fans with his performance off the bench against Clyde at the weekend, and these fans have taken to Twitter to bemoan his absence from the entire squad tonight:
Shved played better than Forrest last game. What does he have to do?
— Patrik Olsson (@SakurabaKS) February 12, 2020
No Klimala? Lennon ignores the fans shouts for Shved but listens to them calling Klimala terrible.
— Liam (@LK95_) February 12, 2020
— Ryan (@ElyounoussiCSC) February 12, 2020
Where is Shved?
He is now our captain, our leader, our legend
— Shut up before I (@volleyyournan) February 12, 2020
— Paul McQueen (@queenmachine67) February 12, 2020
Shved? Are you actually kidding me?
— Ciaran (@CiaranMcB0103) February 12, 2020
The Ukrainian has struggled to see much action this season, so it will be interesting to see if he gets much playing time between now and the end of the season.
As for tonight, let’s hope this strong side can take advantage of a poor defence and increase that goal difference which could still be crucial.