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CELTIC are in action against Ferencvaros as their quest for the Champions League group stages continues. The Hoops thumped Icelandic outfit KR Reykjavik 6-0 in the last round but will face a much tougher test against Ferencvaros. Neil Lennon's side have home advantage against the Hungarian champs, who eased past Swedish side Djurgardens in the last round. Celtic XI: Barkas, Elhamed, Jullien, Ajer, Taylor, Brown (C), Ntcham, McGregor, Forrest, Elyounoussi, Christie. Barkas, Elhamed, Jullien, Ajer, Taylor, Brown (C), Ntcham, McGregor, Forrest, Elyounoussi, Christie.
Ferencvaros XI: Dibusz (C), Botka, Kovacevic, Blazic, Civic, Siger, Kharatin, Somalia, Isael, Nguen, Uzuni. Dibusz (C), Botka, Kovacevic, Blazic, Civic, Siger, Kharatin, Somalia, Isael, Nguen, Uzuni. The game is live on Premier Sports 1 after coverage began at 7.15pm, and it is streaming on Premier Player. You can subscribe to Premier Sports HERE at a cost of £9.99 per month. at a cost of £9.99 per month.
It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Chris Sutton has claimed on Twitter that Celtic boss Neil Lennon doesn't quite trust Patryk Klimala just yet. The Hoops face off against Ferencvaros in a Champions League qualifier at Parkhead tonight. Celtic's attack will be spearheaded by attacking midfielder Ryan Christie, with Odsonne Edouard absent. Lennon has named two strikers on the bench in the form of Klimala and Albian Ajeti, but the Irish manager revealed last weekend that the Swiss marksman – who scored a late winner for them on Saturday – was not yet match fit. Brentford's Playoff LOSERS: Where Were They 5 Years Ago? brid 639375 Brentford's Playoff LOSERS: Where Were They 5 Years Ago? /static/uploads/2020/08/625931_t_1597658588.jpg 625931 center And Celtic legend Sutton believes that Klimala's snub is a big indication that Lennon doesn't trust the young Polish forward yet. This content could not be loaded Christie can do a job with no Edouard. Ajeti not fit but it shows Neil Lennon doesn't have faith in Klimala… — Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 26, 2020 This is a big season for Klimala. Yes, he's only a 22-year-old and still has a lot of time on his side but, by the same token, he set the club back a hefty £3.5 million in January [Daily Mail] and despite some promising pre-season displays, he is yet to look anywhere near worth that amount and this snub won't do his confidence much good. With Leigh Griffiths absent, and Ajeti unfit as far as 90 minutes go, this was a big chance for the youngster, but Lennon clearly prefers Christie for now. Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images In other news, Report: Manager tells alleged Everton and West Ham target to leave in phone call