'Is Lennon incapable of telling the truth?': Celtic fans react to starting XI to face AC Milan

Neil Lennon has decided to change things up for tonight’s Europa League clash with AC Milan at the San Siro, though not in a manner that seems to have pacified frustrated Celtic fans.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has named his side to face Milan. Picture: SNS
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has named his side to face Milan. Picture: SNS

It looks like a 3-5-2 formation with Jeremie Frimpong returning to the line-up at right wing-back. Hatem Elhamed joins Nir Bitton and Kristoffer Ajer in the back-line, while Ryan Christie partners Odsonne Edouard in attack.

With Celtic already out of Europe, supporters immediately queried why so many regulars were being used for a dead-rubber fixture.

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@cornelius_mc wrote: “Why are we even playing a full team, we're already out, play the reserves and concentrate on the league, that's all that matter now!”

@mjoneill67 sarcastically added: “Brilliant to see the older boys get a much needed rest in a meaningless game, and some of the fringe players getting a start.”

@redflagjack cheekily asked: “What are the odds we win tonight and Lenny gets an extension?”

@sellickbrady went to a typical complaint: “Scott brown is not good enough for league games let alone European Competition, class player on his day but it’s over now.”

And on that theme, @johnsmith1967_ added: “Christie as a striker and brown plays again despite being absolutely terrible for a month. It shows Lennon is out of his depth and needs to go. Lennon out.”

While @Axelfoley81 went further, saying: “I’m lost for words with the managers selections now. This is beyond a joke. Can’t understand why he wouldn’t change it up like he said he would in yesterday press conference. Is he now incapable of telling the truth?”

@Jam_esClark had an alternative plan: “Fly home and take the 0-3.”

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