NEIL LENNON could be set to throw a Glasgow Derby curve ball if one of his top bhoys can prove his fitness before the game against Steven Gerrard’s men.
After seeing how the Celtic starting XI shaped up against St Mirren, many fans, including ourselves believed this would likely be the team who started the Glasgow Derby. The biggest question being – would Ntcham start the game forcing other players out of their natural position? It happened against St Mirren and in all likelihood will happen again against The Rangers.
However, the bhoys at 90 Minute Cynic asked the manager about the personnel problem and if having Mikey back was something that could see a shift in the team over the rest of the season.
Neil Lennon explained his reasoning for playing Forrest on the left and Christie on the right to facilitate Ntcham and admitted he wouldn’t be doing that if Mikey was fitter
The Celtic manager also claimed had he started Mikey in the St Mirren game, there’s no chance he would have had the possibility to start the midfielder in the Derby – throwing a curve ball.
If Mikey was to start the match it would mean the attacking line would look much different with players getting the chance to start in their natural position. Ntcham coming on as an impact sub makes a lot of sense for the game itself. However, can Mikey prove his fitness in time?
Our man @Ginty1888 asked Neil Lennon about Mikey Johnston and what he brings to the team and formation.
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— 90 Minute Cynic (@90MinuteCynic) December 27, 2019