With the club in the midst of an injury crisis and their European hopes hanging in the balance, the pressure is firmly on Celtic boss Ronny Deila.
And the Norwegian has risked the wrath of the supporters with an experimental team to play Ajax in the tonight’s Europa League clash.
With Scott Brown and Kris Commons ruled out through injury and with Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton serving suspensions, Celtic fans had spent the afternoon speculating which players Deila would pick.
Former Hibs midfielder Scott Allan was rumoured to be in with a shout of making the starting eleven, however Deila has instead went for a midfield combination of Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor.
And it isn’t a decision which has went down particularly well with Hoops fans on Twitter.
Some have highlighted the difference in quality compared to seasons past, while others have branded the team a “shambles” before a ball has even been kicked:
Celtic were a team to be feared back in the glory days now look at us ?
— Jacko (@jackspence88) November 26, 2015
hate to say it but that Celtic team tonight way below what the fans deserve
— Steven nugent (@spiderlegs101) November 26, 2015
Scott Allan can't even get in Celtic team with half of them out injured. Bet he's glad he joined them now.
— Duffmeister (@duffmeister123) November 26, 2015
That Celtic team is an absolute shambles
— Stuart Ritchie (@StuartRitchiee) November 26, 2015
That rumoured Celtic team has 8 players in it who I'm not convinced can do 90 minutes. This could be scary.
— Remy McSwain (@RodneyFarmer) November 26, 2015
That's a very very odd Celtic team
— Peter Smith (@petersmith96) November 26, 2015
Tonight is massive make or break for Celtic and Ronnie Deila after that team selection
— Ry (@ryan_macleod88) November 26, 2015
Even with all the injuries and suspensions Scott Allan still can't get into the Celtic team. #BenchWarmer
— CD. (@CONNOR_DIEY) November 26, 2015
Interesting formation on official team sheet for Celtic. Would be unlike Ronny Deila to alter his 4-2-3-1 approach pic.twitter.com/8n0Ljk3HBW
— Alasdair Lamont (@BBCAlLamont) November 26, 2015
That Celtic team pic.twitter.com/sIJuAzCWNN
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) November 26, 2015
Celtic and Ajax’s Europa League campaigns will end if Fenerbahce can win against Molde in the other game from Group A. The Scottish champions will need to win both tonight’s game and their final tie against the Turks to have any chance of qualification.
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