Celtic expert offers Kyogo Furuhashi fitness update after source's reveal

By Frank McAvennie

1st Jun, 2023 | 11:03am

Celtic expert names the cup final line-up after source's Kyogo reveal

Frank McAvennie has claimed Ange Postecoglou will start the same Celtic team for the Scottish Cup final as he did against Aberdeen.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker insisted both Kyogo Furuhashi and Alistair Johnston will be fit and ready to go in the Hampden clash.

Postecoglou returned to business as usual with his starting XI for the 5-0 win over Aberdeen last weekend (27 May), with Greg Taylor and Johnston returning to the lineup in place of Alexandro Bernabei and Anthony Ralston and Kyogo Furuhashi replacing Hyeongyu Oh.

Kyogo was subbed off early in the second half with an injury but this site has revealed that he will be fit for the clash against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday (3 June).

McAvennie was pleased to see Postecoglou returning to his favoured XI.

They had to play the closest team to what they have got for the Cup final,” he told Football Insider.

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Johnston and Kyogo will both be fit for the Cup final and they have got to play a full strength team. When Celtic is on the front foot there is not many teams that can match them.

Taylor is great going forward, he is not the best defender in the world but he works well with the defence. There is an understanding there that is not with Bernabei, he was all over the place because he is coming in with different players and it was not working.

That is the team that he is going to play in the Cup final because you can’t leave them out then hope that they turn up on the day.”

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