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As long as Celtic continue to stutter through this dismal Scottish Premiership campaign, Neil Lennon’s team will have no better chance of getting back on the winning track than when they take on bottom bottom Hamilton at home.
The Hoops are winless in their last four league games, falling to a hugely disappointing 2-2 draw against Livingston last weekend, with Scott Brown racking up his team’s misery with a red card.
Can Lennon change things?
Lennon may consider making some changes to breathe new life into his team, and with that in mind, below is how Celtic could line up for tonight’s clash.
Vasilis Barkas should keep his place between the posts, with Conor Hazard on the bench. Ahead of him, the quarterfinals could see some major changes, with Anthony Ralston pushing for an unusual start as Jeremie Frimpong is closing in on a move towards Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen.
That could see Kristoffer Ajer move to central defense to join Stephen Welsh, with Nir Bitton and Shane Duffy leading the way. However, Greg Taylor should keep his place at the left back.
In midfield, Lennon can be reluctant to turn things around, so you could see Ismaila Soro continue as the team’s anchor, with Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor and David Turnbull playing later.
Up front, Mohamed Elyounoussi can keep his starting job after scoring last time against Livingston, and could join Odsonne Edouard, with the Frenchman replacing Leigh Griffiths.
Planned XI: Barkas; Ralston, Ajer, Welsh, Taylor; Soro, Christie, McGregor, Turnbull; Elyounoussi, Edouard.
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