ANGE POSTECOGLOU has confirmed he has plans to rotate the team on Saturday night. The cup tie sees Celtic travel to Alloa in the Scottish Cup Fourth Round. With a busy schedule ahead, mixed with a possible European run, Postecoglou will be keen to avoid any unwanted injuries.
The squad will see some fresh faces with fans hoping to see some of the youth prospects on the cusp of the first team to be named in the squad. Speaking to the Glasgow Times, The Greek-born manager gave his team thoughts ahead of the match;
“We will make some changes as part of my process was to build a strong squad. Having that means I have to give certain players some more game-time.
“With the games coming thick and fast I want to be able to rotate players without affecting the performance levels. The only way that will happen is if guys get consistent game-time.
“There is no point having a strong squad if guys don’t play for three or four weeks, and then need to be thrown in.
“We will make changes but we will have a good team out there ready to do the business.
“I would never underestimate any team. That’s the beauty of cup competitions. Everyone wants to avoid that upset and I have no doubt in this round there will be at least one or two.
Rotation would be a brilliant opportunity for the fringe players to either impress their manager or impress any on looking clubs. However, Postecoglou should not grow complacent and still name a strong enough team. Just before he switched to Scotland, Yokohama F. Marinos were knocked out by a team not even in the professional leagues, let’s hope he has learned from that mistake!