Date: 13th August 2018 at 6:45am
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Celtic travelled to Greece on Sunday to go through their final preparations for Tuesday night’s massive clash against AEK Athens in UEFA Champions League qualifying.

Tied 1-1 with the Greek champions after the first leg at Celtic Park, Brendan Rodgers’ side know they must score at least one goal if they are to progress to the play-off round and keep their dreams of a place in the group stages of the competition alive.

After defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday, preparations could have been better for the clash, especially since injuries, suspensions and off-field drama have again taken their toll on the defensive line.

One player that supporters would like to see come back into the side is right-back Cristian Gamboa, believing he’s shown in the two legs against Rosenborg that he is a better option in the position than Mikael Lustig.

The Costa Rican impressed against the Norwegians, offering more pace and determination on the right flank that Lustig has shown of late.

These fans took to Twitter this weekend to share their belief that he should be starting ahead of the Swede…

Do you think Cristian Gamboa should start on Tuesday night? Let us know in the comments below…

 

2 Replies to “‘Has to start’ – Many Celtic fans call for return of fringe player against AEK Athens”

  • I have said all along Cristian Gamboa has done well for Celts every time he has been given a chance. All the furore was about Boyata at the Workd Cup, Gamboa was every bit as good! Give the lad a decent run in the side and I am sure he will get better and better Hail Hail

  • No question that we need to buy a right-back. Lustig is definitely a weak link but Gamboa is not the answer as he’s worse!
    Until we buy someone, I’d be quite happy to see Hendry given a run there (assuming we can fill the centre-back positions).
    Whoever plays though we’ll obviously be behind them – it will be tough in Athens but we’re capable of doing it – come on Celtic!

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