Celtic reveal 21-man squad for League Cup Final vs Rangers

Celtic have named a 21-man provisional squad for Sunday’s League Cup final against Rangers, and some of the inclusions should have fans buzzing.

There was a lot of confusion among the Celtic fans going into Sunday’s League Cup final against Rangers. A number of key members of the squad including Odsonne Edouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Boli Bolingoli have been injured for the past several months.

Perhaps the biggest and most worrying absence has been that of Celtic’s talisman, Odsonne Edouard. Arguably the best player in Scotland at this moment, missing the Frenchman for such a big game could have very severe consequences for Neil Lennon’s side. After all, it is Edouard who very often ends up being the difference maker in these big games. He has already scored 5 goals and assisted a further two in just 7 games against Rangers.

But what is turning out to be some great news for Celtic fans, the Frenchman has been included in the provisional 21-man squad released by the club. Boli Bolingoli, Jonny Hayes and Mohamed Elyounoussi have also been included.

The club will be particularly relieved with the return of Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes. With Greg Taylor unable to participate due to being cup-tied, they could have been left without a natural left-back if the Belgian ended up being unfit for the game. While Hayes is a midfielder by trade, he has also done pretty well in the opportunities that he has been given in defence and could have a decent shout for starting on Sunday.

Finally, the return of Mohamed Elyounoussi will also be appreciated by the Celtic fans. Although Mikey Johnston is starting to hit form since his own return from injury, Elyounoussi remains a brilliant player and could very well make a difference on Sunday.

Here is Celtic’s 21-man provisional squad for the League Cup final vs Rangers:

Fraser Forster

Craig Grodon

Jeremie Frimpong

Moritz Bauer

Boli Bolingoli

Jonny Hayes

Kris Ajer

Christopher Jullien

Tom Rogic

Nir Bitton

Scott Brown

Callum McGregor

Olivier Ntcham

James Forrest

Mohamed Elyounoussi

Mikey Johnston

Ryan Christie

Lewis Morgan

Scott Sinclair

Leigh Griffiths

Odsonne Edouard