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Celtic predicted XI tonight: Lennon makes two changes, £4.5m man and 22-year-old start

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Celtic predicted XI tonight: Lennon makes two changes, £4.5m man and 22-year-old start

Neil Lennon’s team hope to continue their run to the Champions League group stages.

Celtic take on Hungarian champions Ferencvaros at Parkhead tonight looking to edge closer to a place in the group stages of the Champions League.

The Hoops thrashed Reykjavik 6-0 last week to set up this encounter and are currently unbeaten during the 2020/21 campaign.

Ferencvaros are led by former Tottenham striker Serhiy Rebrov and they defeated Swedish side Djurgarden in the previous round.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at how Neil Lennon might choose to line his team up.

Goalkeeper and back four

Summer recruit Vasilis Barkas should keep his place in goal having made a strong start to life in Scotland.

He arrived in the summer and the 26-year-0ld has made two appearances for his new club.

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One change might be made at the back and Kristoffer Ajer might be handed a runout. He could partner Christopher Jullien at centre-back.

Jeremie Frimpong should keep his place at right-back, with Greg Taylor likely to play on the left-hand side of the defence.

 

The engine room

Scott Brown will likely start and skipper the side from the middle of the park.

Scotland international Callum McGregor will likely get the nod to play alongside him.

The pair have played alongside each other on four occasions this season and have struck up a decent looking partnership.

In attack

Odsonne Edouard is expected to recover from a slight thigh knock but there is a question over whether he’ll be risked from the start.

Albian Ajeti scored his first Hoops goal at the weekend and he could get the nod to play in the attack against the Hungarian outfit.

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The £4.5 million man already looks like he might be a decent addition and his first start does look to be on the horizon.

Behind him, Oliver Ntcham will probably start in the No.10 role, where he has looked comfortable this season.

The flanks are likely to be occupied by Mohamed Elyounoussi and Ryan Christie, although James Forrest will be in contention too.

Here is how Celtic might line up against Ferencvaros this evening…

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