Celtic’s game against Rangers in the Scottish Premiership was as important as it’s been since the Gers were thrown out of the top division in 2012. Celtic had won the last two encounters before Sunday’s face-off, and their fans were confident before the game.
The Hoops started the day five points above their arch rivals having won their last 11 games in the league. Neil Lennon’s side included James Forrest down the right side, who’d scored eight in 19 Premiership appearances, and 20-year-old Michael Johnston, who had just two previous starts in the league before facing the Gers.
The club’s official Twitter account posted the line-up before the match and loads of fans were buzzing about it. They were pleased to see players being set-up to play in their favoured position, like Forrest, and certainly liked the all-round look of the side.
Glasgow derby team news! 💪
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 29 December 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
Perfect Lenny, ta.
— *•* (@allcaps67) December 29, 2019
PLAYERS PLAYING IN THEIR OWN POSITION 😍
— Ryan (@ElyounoussiCSC) 29 December 2019
— Stephen Miller (@94stephenmiller) 29 December 2019
The team we all wanted. 🍀💚
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) 29 December 2019
— Alison McGinley (@alighirl77) 29 December 2019
That’s perfect team! More of this please pic.twitter.com/v9cK8dSsv3
— LouMun 67 ⚽️🍀🏴 (@lfmunro) 29 December 2019
Johnston and Forrest on the wings and Christie in number 10, the team we wanted 😍
— connor 🇮🇪 (@hctelfih) December 29, 2019
Celtic fans, would you have changed anything from Neil Lennon’s starting 11 on Sunday?
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