Celtic fans react on Twitter to Eboue selection against St Mirren
By Matt Farr
Kouassi Eboue could make his first ever appearance for Celtic when they take on St Mirren in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Sunday – and fans can’t wait to see him in action.
The 19-year-old midfielder moved to the club from Russian outfit Krasnodar during the January transfer window, but has been dealt setback after setback in his bid to make his first-team debut.
But after being named in Brendan Rodgers’ matchday squad for their upcoming cup tie, fans on Twitter are excited at the prospect of finally seeing their January addition in action.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Good to see Roberts back in the team & Eboue Kouassi on the bench.
— Jamie (@_JamieHogan) March 5, 2017
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Good to see Kouassi Eboue on the bench today. Hopefully we in a comfortable position and he can get 25/30 minutes today.
— Stevie Jackson (@bobby__peru) March 5, 2017
Eboue Kouassi finally in the squad give him and paddy a game today
— Daniel (@Daniel1Ferguson) March 5, 2017
Would love to see Eboue Kouassi in action today!
— A Grand Auld Team (@FritzAGrandAuld) March 5, 2017
Hey hey hey Kouassi Eboue
— Craig (@craigohare16) March 5, 2017
Eboue is in the bench! Hope he gets a wee run out today. ????
— Katy ???? (@OhFFSKaty) March 5, 2017
The Ivorian initially had to wait to be granted a work permit that would enable him to play for the club, but then faced another devastating blow when he was suspected to have contracted the malaria virus.
But after being given the all-clear, Eboue returned to first-team training and could finally be set to make his long-awaited bow, nearly two months after arriving in Glasgow.
Eboue was named on the bench by Brendan Rodgers for the upcoming cup tie, with the Celtic chief naming an unchanged starting eleven from the side that won 4-0 against Inverness last time out.
The staring line-up was confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 5, 2017
Patrick Roberts is also back in contention after recovering from a knee injury, and joins Eboue on the bench.
Celtic named an unchanged starting eleven from the side that won 4-o against Inverness last time out.
Long-term injury absentee Patrick Roberts is also named on the Celtic bench, after recovering from a knee injury.