Celtic made the trip to Perth to take on St Johnstone and an hour before kick-off, Neil Lennon answered the question of what he would do once Ryan Christie and James Forrest are available as the Hoops ran out easy 3-0 winners.
Setting up with his newly established 3-5-2 formation, the Parkhead gaffer replaced the ineffective Moritz Bauer with James Forrest at right wing-back and Leigh Griffiths chosen – once again – to partner Odsonne Edouard in attack with Olivier Ntcham rewarded for his recent form by being given the responsibility of creator in chief behind the front two.
Christie made his first appearance of the season and may have to wait a little longer to get his place back into the starting XI after the performance of Ntcham, who, if reports are to believed is the subject of interest from Premier League side West Ham.
Would you like Lennon to keep the 3-5-2 system with Griffiths and Edouard up front together?
Bhoys fans took to Twitter when the team was announced and despite the formation change and several talking points the biggest reaction was them showing their delight at Greg Taylor finally making the starting line-up with them keen for him to be given a run in the team.
Taylor and ntcham 😍 pic.twitter.com/YsuMzTfSdd
— Dylan Lappin (@DylanL1888) January 29, 2020
That’ll work. 3-5-2 with Taylor at left mid.
3 points is that matters today.
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) January 29, 2020
Delighted with this team, so happy to have Taylor starting as well. 🍀🍀👊👊 COYBIG 🍀🍀
— Derek Crawford (@deeko1978) January 29, 2020
I like this. Glad to see Taylor starting.
— Jay Houston (@JayHou) January 29, 2020
Taylor starting pic.twitter.com/HnHh8sepIh
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) January 29, 2020
3-5-2 & Greg Taylor 😍 hope he keeps his place after the night
— ً (@corwav) January 29, 2020
Lennon’s men have started 2020 with intent, four wins from four games and experimenting with different formations in a real show of strength from the undisputed Scottish champions.