'Brendan is turning into Strachan' - Celtic fans rage as star is benched for clash v Hibernian
Celtic fans have taken to social media rage at the news that for the third game in a row star striker Moussa Dembele has been left on the substitutes’ bench.
The 21-year-old doesn’t start against Hibernian on Saturday, with Leigh Griffiths preferred up front, in team news that was announced by Celtic’s official Twitter account.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 27, 2018
Some supports seem upset that the Frenchman hasn’t reclaimed his place back in the first-team, he hasn’t started a game for the Hoops since the goal less draw against Rangers in December.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news that Dembele is once again on the bench for the Bhoys:
Still no dembele ffs
— Jay (@Jayc67x) January 27, 2018
Start Dembele Rodgers ffs
— Tom (@TomLFlanagan) January 27, 2018
Dembele not starting again pic.twitter.com/BxBYF8fQGM
— muiry (@MuiryCeltic) January 27, 2018
Wits the point in having Dembele man, we “don’t want to sell him” but we don’t want to play him either it seems, lmao
— Bhean (@_Bheanian_) January 27, 2018
Trying to figure out what Dembele has to do to start for Celtic. pic.twitter.com/f8OIx7dzOA
— seer-sha (@SaoirseT98) January 27, 2018
— Daniel Maxwell (@DanTheManMax) January 27, 2018
If Dembele doesn’t start Brendan is turning into Strachan!
— Tigertim (@asmallteaser) January 27, 2018
The other notable team news is that the Bhoys have changed their formation to three at the back, with Jozo Simunovic coming in for his first start since the 4-0 defeat to Heart in December.
Mikael Lustig has been left out of the squad completely following his poor first-half performance against Partick.
The Hoops are hoping for their first league victory of the season against Neil Lennon’s sides, the previous two meetings both ending on 2-2 draws.
The Bhoys did defeat Hibernian 4-2 in the Betfred Cup semi-final, with the goals coming from Lustig and Dembele, neither of whom are starting against them at Celtic Park.
In other Celtic news, the future of Hoops target Charly Musonda should be resolved in the next 24 hours
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