'Deadly' - Celtic fans react as 21-year-old starts v Hibernian
By James Black
Celtic take on Hibernian on Saturday at Parkhead and Brendan Rodgers has named a much-changed side from the one which beat Anderlecht 3-0 in the Champions League – and Hoops fans are excited to see Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele together.
The Bhoys have made five changes with Jonny Hayes, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard all coming in to the starting XI as Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts, Scott Sinclair, Jozo Simunovic and the injured Scott Brown all make way.
Celtic will be hoping to extend their domestic unbeaten streak to 58 games against Neil Lennon’s Hibs in the former Hoops manager’s first game back at Celtic Park since leaving in 2014.
The Hoops announced the team news on their official Twitter account prior to kick-off.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 30, 2017
Celtic fans are excited to see 21-year-old Dembele continue his recovery from injury as he makes his second league start of the season after a calf injury ruled him out for several months.
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Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— COYBIGreen1888 (@CassarHouse) September 30, 2017
Edouard and Dembele up top. That's the type of front two I would have picked playing FIFA '98.
— Craig (@Siosalach) September 30, 2017
come on moussa Dembele get a goal
— Brandon (@brandontelford4) September 30, 2017
Very interested in seeing how Edouard & Dembele link up.
Potential for a deadly partnership.
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) September 30, 2017
No Leigh or Sinclair but still dembele 3 goals please ???????? https://t.co/yk1Sxb9Sbt
— Anthony Wiltshire (@antonwiltshire) September 30, 2017
A win for the Hoops could see them extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to five points after a good week for Rodgers’ side.
With several top players rested, it will be a chance for some of Celtic’s fringe players to prove they are worthy of a regular first-team place.
In other Rangers team news, a Sky Sports pundit has sensationally claimed that Caixinha could be axed today.