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Celtic predicted line-up against Jablonec

Celtic predicted line-up against Jablonec
Celtic predicted line-up against Jablonec (Image: SNS)

Celtic return to action in the Europa League third round qualifier against Jablonec on Thursday evening.

After a poor first three games as Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou will be hoping for his first competitive win in the Czech Republic.

One draw and two losses in matches against Midtjylland and Hearts have put a lot of pressure on the Hoops manager, albeit the dissatisfaction is directed more at the board.

The additions of Joe Hart and James McCarthy to the team on Tuesday provided some experience, but this one comes far too soon for the midfielder.

Hart is in Glasgow to work on his fitness, but he is with the group and should make his debut in goal on Thursday evening.

Otherwise, it’ll most likely be a similar squad to the one that faced Hearts, with maybe one or two alterations throughout the XI.

Despite his poor start against Hearts on Saturday, Hart will start in goal and Carl Starfelt will receive another chance at centre defense.

In the middle of the defense, he’ll almost certainly be joined by Nir Bitton, with Anthony Ralston and Greg Taylor as the two full-backs.

There are also possibilities from the bench, such as David Turnbull and Kyogo Furuhashi, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the Japanese striker started.

Predicted starting line-up: Hart, Ralston, Bitton, Starfelt, Taylor, Soro, McGregor, Forrest, Christie, Abada, Edouard.

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