The team news is out for the crunch Champions League tie with CFR Cluj and the Celtic fans have had their say on Neil Lennon’s selection.
Lennon has named what looks to be an attacking 3-5-2 for the third qualifying tie. The experimental line-up sees Olivier Ntcham return to the starting XI, after the Celts boss assured the Frenchman of his Parkhead future.
? #UCL team news…
Here's how the Bhoys line up for #CELCLU ?
Come on the Hoops! ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/gerCJ0wQ5a
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 13, 2019
The Celts salvaged a 1-1 first-leg draw in Romania, with James Forrest scoring the all-important away goal. Should they progress tonight then the Bhoys know they’ll face Czech Champions Slavia Prague in the play-off round.
Also, safe passage through tonight’s tricky test would ensure European football until Christmas for Lennon’s men. While the winner of the play-off round tie secures Champions League football, the loser is given a handy consolation prize of entry to the Europa League group stages.
Tonight’s line-up has got some fans guessing and confused as they try to piece it all together, with others annoyed at a few notable admissions.
Here’s how the Celtic supporters reacted to the team news on Twitter…
Who is playing lb/lwb..?
— Nayr ??????? (@EzPzJoystiq) August 13, 2019
No Griff?unbelievable,he’s head and shoulders above forrest and Johnston.
— R.D (@1888Pira) August 13, 2019
Why is Shved not in this team ahead of Morgan ?
— Gerry Green (@gerrygreen1988) August 13, 2019
Shved not even on bench. Surprising.
— Harters (@Harters8) August 13, 2019
God knows what formation we are playing here
— Lisaf67 (@lisaf1967) August 13, 2019
Boli benched good to see that lol
— Kelly McGeachy (@kellybaby3) August 13, 2019
Very odd. Not selecting £7m CB is becoming a worrying issue particularly after CJ snubbing NL after Saturdays game.
— Cwispycwunch (@cwispycwunch) August 13, 2019
Is this 3-5-2? 3-1-4-2? Or 4-2-3-1? I’m confused… pic.twitter.com/Rq8ZWlCmUL
— ? SEANY ? (@Seany_CFC) August 13, 2019
So confused by this
— Ciaran (@Cjbradley86) August 13, 2019