Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to rage over Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start attacking midfielder Stuart Armstrong against Anderlecht on Tuesday night.
The Hoops confirmed on their official Twitter account ahead of kick-off at Celtic Park that Armstrong, 25, had been named in midfield over Olivier Ntcham, causing a great deal of uproar from the supporters on social media.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) December 5, 2017
Celtic go into their final Champions League game of the season without much worries as they would have to lose by three goals to lose their grasp on third spot in Group B.
The Hoops are in pole position to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League in the New Year and provided any major hiccup, should do just that.
However fans aren’t happy about one particular aspect of Rodgers’ team selection ahead of Tuesday’s showdown with the Belgian giants in Glasgow.
One baffled supporter called it a “crazy” decision.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Armstrong ughhhhh been really poor recently… Ntcham should be in
— Jamie Byrne (@itsjamiebyrne) December 5, 2017
ntcham for armstrong
— Seán McBride???????? (@_seannmcbride) December 5, 2017
Please not Armstrong
— dominic (@dominick1888) December 5, 2017
Crazy that Armstrong is starting over ntcham
— derrycelt (@dohertycfc) December 5, 2017
Would have gone with Ntcham and left out Armstrong but apart from that great starting line up ????????
— Brennan Bhoy (@BrennanMatin) December 5, 2017
Why does Armstrong constantly get in ahead of Ntcham, Ntcham head and shoulders above of Armstrong
— Simply Sutton (@SimplySuttonFC) December 5, 2017
Ntcham been axed for armstrong who 1 has been pish and 2 looks as if his heads elsewhere
— jack (@jack63948473) December 5, 2017
Armstrong has been ever-present this season, making 25 appearances across all competitions and scoring three goals and supplying four assists in the process.
The Scotland international was facing a lot of doubt over his future at Parkhead in the summer as contract talks dragged out, and many thought that affected his form.
However he has since signed a deal and it seems that fans believe the attacker is yet to get back to his best.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have suddenly become involved in Rangers’ manager hunt.