Ajeti axed, Lennon hands £16k-p/w ace rare chance: Predicted Celtic XI vs Ross County – opinion

Ajeti axed, Lennon hands £16k-p/w ace rare chance: Predicted Celtic XI vs Ross County – opinion

Celtic’s next test in their Premiership run will come this evening when they travel to Victoria Park to take on Ross County. With a five-game unbeaten streak on the go, the Hoops will hope that tonight will be another win to add to their run.

Whilst they may be down and out when it comes to the title race, Neil Lennon and his Bhoys will be looking to finish the season on a high. Runaway leaders Rangers are a mammoth 18 points ahead of the holding champions, but Celtic are trying to limit the damage taken before the term comes to a close.

The reverse fixture was a comfortable 2-0 win for the Hoops, which they will be hoping to recreate this evening. With that in mind, Football FanCast has predicted how Lennon will set-up to face Ross County…

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A lot of the manager’s gambles this season have paid off in dividends. The main one being his decision to integrate summer signing David Turnbull into a regular first team starter.

He has been a driving force in Celtic’s engine room and looks untouchable in terms of his position in the lineup. He will undoubtedly start in midfield, accompanied by Ryan Christie, with Callum McGregor and Ismaila Soro in the holding positions.

One man who may also join them is Tom Rogic, who has been impressing with his form as of late. He didn’t start against Aberdeen last time out, but his recent display against St Mirren is enough to reward him with another start.

According to SofaScore, Rogic bagged himself a goal and an assist in Celtic’s 4-0 win on the road, and he also created further big goalscoring opportunity.

His ability to link up well with Odsonne Edouard is very exciting and another reason why Lennon should be pleased with his gambles this season.

The £16k-per-week versatile midfielder isn’t a guaranteed starter – indeed, he’s only played from the off nine times (out of 29) this term – but chances like these are his ticket into securing a spot in what could be a Premiership-winning side next season.

It means Albian Ajeti will have to drop to the bench in the only change from the win over Aberdeen.

In other news, Celtic must keep starting Ryan Christie this season…

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