With John Guidetti ineligible, Anthony Stokes is manager Ronny Deila’s first choice striker for Europa League action. Anthony arrived at Glasgow Airport this morning but was sent home ill. He was a certain starter, so whatever plans the manager made, a rethink is in order.
Stefan Scepovic made his goal-scoring breakthrough against Astra last month, and followed up with a goal next time out against Kilmarnock, but he was benched for Partick and Inverness Thistle. Despite being third on the roster he’s likely to be the solitary striker role tomorrow evening.
This is a big game in Stefan’s Celtic career. A European ground with an 8500 capacity presents a different pressure, and expectation, than Celtic Park. Can he rise to the challenge? Wakaso stepped forward in Salzburg and Callum McGregor did the same in Reykjavik, Warsaw and Maribor. Both benefited enormously as a result. I could make a case that Stefan needs this game; the script’s written……
Many thanks to everyone who bought the DVDs from CQNBookstore since yesterday, that’s’ the deal finished. Will try to pull another together at some point.