CELTIC have named their squad for the Europa League group stages and it has three notable absences if not surprising ones.
Duo Marvin Compper and Scott Allan Parkhead fate look to be sealed after the did not make the squad which is not a big surprise but still noteworthy they weren’t even chosen as a backup option.
The other interesting omission is the exclusion of Daniel Arzani.
The 19-year-old who just joined from Manchester City on a two-year loan has been playing for the developmental squad but Rodgers said he was a bit away from challenging for a first team place.
However, some may have thought the Australian was nearer than this.
Big things are expected from Arzani but Rodgers is refusing to rush the player into the limelight too soon which could damage his progress.
Other notes in the squad – Benkovic and Mulumbu go straight in with Izzy back in the fold after a year away from the club.
Scott Bain could also taste his first Europa League group stage action in the coming months.
The Compper signing looks to be one of the worst signings Celtic have made in a while. Brendan Rodgers clearly doesn’t fancy Scott Allan at all from what he’s seen the training ground.
Here is the full squad.
Celtic’s Europa League squad
Craig Gordon, Scott Bain, Ryan Mullen*, Conor Hazard*
Emilio Izaguirre, Jack Hendry, Jozo Simunovic, Cristian Gamboa, Dedryck Boyata, Kris Ajer, Mikael Lustig, Filip Bebkovic, Kieran Tierney*, Daniel Church*, Wallace Duffy*, Kerr McInroy*, Anthony Ralston*, Stephen Welsh*, Lewis Bell*
Scott Brown, Scott Sinclair, Lewis Morgan, Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham, Youssuf Mulumbu, Scott Robertson*, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Paul Kennedy,* Ewan Henderson*, Ross McLaughlin*, David McKay*, Kristi Marku*, Eboue Kouassi
Leigh Griffiths, Jonny Hayes, Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard, Mark Hill*, Kieran McGrath*, Regan Hendry*, Mikey Johnston*, Grant Savoury*
(* denotes player B list)