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Celtic must unleash Adam Montgomery on Jablonec

Celtic head into their midweek clash on Thursday night with immense confidence running through their veins.

It’s a rarity for a Hoops side over the last 12 months to entertain such a thought but Ange Postecoglou has his team playing some swashbuckling attacking football.

Ten goals in the Bhoys’ last two games tell a story of a remarkable turnaround in fortune from the first two weeks of the campaign.

On the chalkboard

After Celtic ran out 4-2 winners against Jablonec last week, they have the opportunity to rest and rotate in front of their own fans this evening.

Just how many changes Postecoglou makes remains to be seen but we think an alternative is required at full-back, chiefly on the left-hand side.

Greg Taylor has had a mixed start to the campaign and as we’ve already discussed on Football FanCast, he needs to be taken out of the firing line.

If the manager does axe him from the starting XI then Celtic should look no further than Adam Montgomery.

Who should play at LB on Thursday?

Taylor

Taylor

Montgomery

Montgomery

The 19-year-old had never made a first-team appearance until John Kennedy threw him into the limelight at the back end of last season.

He rose through the ranks as a forward but the teenager has now become a defender and has firmly worked his way into contention.

Montgomery is now ahead of Boli Bolingoli in the pecking order and has already been compared to a certain Kieran Tierney.

Speaking about that claim earlier this year, the Celtic youngster said: “Him being here from a young age, breaking into the team as a full-back and now you look at him doing so well at Arsenal, he’s a player that I’ve really looked up to since I made that move to full-back myself.”

The self-professed “tricky” defender loves to get forward just as Tierney does, which means he could be a game-changer in Postecoglou’s side.

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He is quick, capable of beating his man and is competent defensively. After appearing twice from the bench already this season, he needs to be given the chance to earn just a second start in Celtic colours.

With the Bhoys already possessing a comfortable first-leg lead, now feels like the perfect opportunity to hand him a taste of European football.

Taylor has put in a run of indifferent performances so he should be looking over his shoulder.

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