Lennon Finally Does The Smart Thing And Plays Griffiths And Eddie Up Front.

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Well, well, well.

Wonders will never cease.

Tonight’s Celtic team is as close to what we’d have wanted as we are ever going to get; on paper, at least, it looks like a straight 4-4-2, but in fact it could be a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-1-2 just as easily.

What we can say for sure is that there are four at the back; Frimpong, Laxalt, Jullien and Ajer. It looks, on paper, like a four-man midfield with Callum McGregor on the left and Ryan Christie on the right, with Soro and Turnbull in the middle.

But actually, it could be a three men central partnership of Soro, Turnbull and McGregor with Christie “in the hole” behind Edouard and Griffiths; oh how our wishes have been granted there, with our best two forwards starting the game for once.

Equally though, Lennon could be playing Eddie wide left with Christie on the right and going with the 4-2-3-1. Either way you know what, I’m not going to complain because just seeing Odsonne and Leigh start together in the same team leaves me all warm and happy.

Connor Hazard is rewarded for his penalty heroics with the goalkeeper’s jersey. The more this season goes on, the more you recognise that the manager has utterly destroyed the confidence of Vasilios Barkas and that we’re never going to get value from that deal.

What a waste of an awful lot of money.

Still, tonight promises to be a half decent one with the best forward line in Scotland finally re-united and three points there to be won.

Onwards guys and I’ll see you, as ever, on the other side.

CELTIC: Hazard; Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Laxalt; Christie, Turnbull, McGregor, Soro; Edouard, Griffiths

SUBS: Barkas, Taylor, Bitton, Ajeti, Klimala, Rogic , Johnston, Ntham, Elyounoussi

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