Celtic boss could recall defensive trio for Rennes clash
Neil Lennon may call on Glenn Loovens, Thomas Rogne and Mark Wilson after seeing side concede three at Kilmarnock.
Neil Lennon could be set to ring the changes in defence ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Rennes after seeing his team concede three goals at Kilmarnock.
Charlie Mulgrew’s slack back-pass was punished by James Fowler to score the home side’s third before the defender made amends by heading home the equaliser.
Daniel Majstorovic also endured another difficult afternoon, failing to deal with a long ball for the Ayrshire men’s opener as Celtic fought back from three goals down to earn a point.
And that has led Lennon to consider recalling with Glenn Loovens, Thomas Rogne and Mark Wilson for the match in north-west France.
Striker Gary Hooper’s ankle knock, sustained in the first half at Rugby Park, will be assessed while Lennon hopes Georgios Samaras will overcome a bruised bone to play some part in the game.
Midfielder Kris Commons is also available for selection after missing the weekend’s match due to suspension.
Anthony Stokes got Celtic back into the match with a double and says the game isn’t viewed as a nuisance by the players.
He said: “We want to give a good account of ourselves.
“It's good experience for the lads who haven't played in it before and we have to look at every game as one to take positives from, so we want will go over there and try to get a result.”