Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his starting eleven for tonight’s crucial UEFA Europa League play-off encounter away to Lithuanian champions FK Suduva.
The Hoops announced the team on Twitter as:
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 23, 2018
The team is boosted by the return of striker Moussa Dembele, who has featured from the bench in the last two matches and returned to scoring for against Partick Thistle at the weekend.
It’s something of a surprise to see young Mikey Johnston in the starting line-up given he has played just a handful of games prior to this evening. He looked sharp against Partick last Saturday but will need to be more clinical in the final third this evening.
Fans are delighted to see the manager go with a bold selection, with Gamboa and Johnston sure to give the team a spark throughout tonight’s encounter.
These supporters took to Twitter this evening to share their thoughts ahead of kick-off…
Lustig dropped for Gamboa….sense prevails at last!
— QuickBen67 (@GazMac77) August 23, 2018
Massive chance for @mikeyjohnston10
— Hugh Moan (@weeshug72) August 23, 2018
Might just b the making of johnstone getting the nod ahead of sinky ☘️☘️
— Thomas McHugh (@tam_mchugh1) August 23, 2018
Great to see one our own young lads getting a good crack at it!! Best of luck @mikeyjohnston10
— Tommy McGeorge (@Tommy9er) August 23, 2018
Not much wrong with that. Hope Gamboa has a blinder. He deserves it for being one of the few gentlemen in football.
— Scott (@Scott44526160) August 23, 2018
Good to see mikey johnston in time to shine wee man
— kevin boyd (@kevo_boyd) August 23, 2018
Mikey Johnston deserves a crack at it. How do you make name for yourself otherwise ffs? Go and be class lad ????
— D Mac Lochláinn (@DMcLaughlin87) August 23, 2018
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