Posted on Tuesday, 17th July 2012 by Sean
I am going to be very direct and to the point. After watching us in pre-season matches Lennon has tinkered with the side but he is firmly no Claudio, read on and I will explain.
Youth one match, the bench depth getting a clean run out the next and then possibly and arguably in our last pre-season match in Germany the closest thing to our starting line up? Possibly?
Zaluska being put in net tells me that Lennon may be giving every one a fair flip of the coin (educate me otherwise if Fraser is injured) and keeping the goalkeepers on their toes.
Twardzik has been impressive according to a few Celts who have travelled, “He has a good touch and could get even better” said a few.
Personally I think if I say Lennon is blooding the youngsters in pre-season, arguably he could have done it all last season with the average age of our starting line-ups, a fair rub of the green, mind the pun, is what he is doing.
He has changed the squad slightly every pre-season match these are the possible reasons why: -
- Fixtures against Ajax, Norwich and Inter Milan are on the horizon, keeping every body on their toes.
- With Cha, Maj gone and possibly other departures it gives an initial push to those on the fringes to compete their ways into the main circle of starting players, this shows Lennon is clearly assessing.
- August is quickly approaching so Lennon and the backroom staff are crunching the programme in stern and fast to bring on the level of fitness throughout the squadto make sure come august the players are of all a plateau level of training that will make sure that if needed, those in reserve can step in and not be huffing and panting.
With these few facts in mind I have put together our starting 11 as its stands that I think Lennon will likely pick come the Aberdeen match on the 4th of August, your comments are welcome as always, will this be the side that takes the rest to the cleaners next season? : -