NEIL LENNON was non-committal in his pre-match press conference for the Clyde game on Sunday but asked if his new signing Ismaila Soro could get some game time in the Scottish Cup – the Celtic manager told CelticTV: “He might be in the squad, yeah.”
Soro is a defensive midfielder and getting some game time would do him the world of good. I’m not sure how much stock Neil Lennon puts on omens but Gordon Strachan famously handed out debuts against Clyde in the Scottish Cup to both Roy Keane and Du Wei with Celtic losing that tie 2-1. Soro came in during the final week of the transfer window after a long wait for paper work to be finalised. Celtic effectively announced his signing twice when they announced the deal was done but they were waiting on the green light, then they confirmed again when he was flying in to join the club.
Neil is likely not to make too many changes but there will be some lads getting a rest ahead of Celtic’s game against Hearts on Wednesday next week.
Celtic are still fighting on three fronts and have used their strength in depth to this point in the campaign.