Brendan Rodgers has named his starting eleven for today’s Celtic fixture against Partick Thistle and fans are pleased with some of his decisions.
Coming off the back of three disappointing results, the Hoops boss knows that a win is a must today, especially given it is a knockout cup game. The bid to retain the treble starts very soon.
He’s made a number of changes to his team, perhaps in reaction to a poor performance in Greece, in anticipation of an European away trip this Thursday or simply because he sees the League Cup as a lesser competition.
The full squad is:
Starting XI: Scott Bain; Cristian Gamboa, Jack Hendry, Kristoffer Ajer, Emilio Izaguirre; Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham; Tom Rogic, Mikey Johnston, Scott Sinclair; Leigh Griffiths
Substitutes: Craig Gordon, Jozo Simunovic, Mikael Lustig, Jonny Hayes, James Forrest, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele
The decision to drop Lustig for Gamboa is a welcome one for many fans, with plenty pinning the blame on him for Tuesday night’s defensive calamities.
Gamboa has looked bright in the early stages of the season and hopefully he can turn in an impressive performance this afternoon.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his selection.
Good to see Gamboa getting a start today. Lustig has been terrible since returning.
— Stephen Walsh ???????? (@stephenwalsh86) August 18, 2018
Gamboa in the team. Let's keep it that way. https://t.co/4PHqcgK5UV
— Muiry (@MuiryCeltic) August 18, 2018
Interesting team selection.. good to see Gamboa starting hopefully Sinclair picks up where he left off & Johnston takes his chance! Come on Celtic back to winning ways ????
— Steo Kelly (@steokelly89) August 18, 2018
Great to see Johnston, Gamboa n Bain getting a shot…… n hopefully Sinclair can continue his rise bk to form???? C’MON CELTIC!! #Celtic
— Dom Schiavone (@Shiv1888) August 18, 2018
About time Bain and Gamboa got a chance! Gordon and Lustig have been our worst players by far
— TinTin (@sduffie01) August 18, 2018
Gamboa = freed ???????? https://t.co/kG0CUbRgkI
— ciara (@ciara67_) August 18, 2018
Gamboa ???????? & Emilio ????????
What central American dreams are made of
— Paul Bov ???? (@p_bov1) August 18, 2018
What do you make of today’s team to face Partick Thistle? Let us know in the comments…