Livingston manager David Martindale has named his Livingston XI to play Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.
Martindale makes three changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Dundee last week, Jackson Longridge, Adam Lewis and Jack McMillan coming in for Alan Forrest, Bruce Anderson and Craig Sibbald. Celtic name a strong XI with a shock inclusion for Boli Bolingoli for the first time since a Covid-19 breach as Livingston look for a first league win.
Martindale said of the game: “Within these four walls, we are expecting to go and try and pick points up. I have got to try and use every advantage I have got. But, listen, they have played a hard European game and from my point of view, the game went very well in our favour because it was a really, really difficult game for Celtic.
“But the way the game went, you could see they were putting a lot into the game, there was a lot of energy, and the temperature obviously (didn’t help). I don’t know when they travelled back but all these factors and variables can only help us on Sunday and we have got to try and use that to our advantage.
“We were talking about that in the office the other day. Historically, and I’m not just looking at Celtic, when teams have played away in Europe there is always a wee bit of a lull when they come back to their domestic leagues. So I think we have got to utilise that as best we can.”
Here are the teams in full.
Here’s how the Lions line-up against @CelticFC here at the @_TonyMacaroni Arena this afternoon.
LIV vs CEL | #LFCLive | #cinchPremiership pic.twitter.com/geqwbO5Trl
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) September 19, 2021
#𝗖𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗙𝗖 🟢 𝗫𝗜
Here's how we line up for #LIVCEL – 𝑪𝑶𝒀𝑩𝑰𝑮 🍀 pic.twitter.com/K6wdkMl66J
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 19, 2021
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