Brendan Rodgers has put his faith in James Forrest this evening in Rome with Luis Palma suspended.
We were already short of wingers with injuries to both Liel Abada and Daizen Maeda — the suspension adds more misery to our lack of selection in that area of the pitch.
Even while putting in some decent performances over the past few games, Motherwell excluded, Yang cannot yet be considered a bonafide starting XI player.
The team reads as you would expect it otherwise. Although Bernardo gets the nod in Europe again, the Reo Hatate replacement changes on a game to game basis, with nobody really showing enough to hold the place down in the Japanese midfielder’s absence.
Forrest was part of Neil Lennon’s side that won in Rome back in 2019. Can he roll back the years in 2023?
Celtic face a tall order to earn European football after Christmas. Anything other than a draw this evening and it’s all over.