Sutton Questions Lennon’s Decision To Snub Celtic Ace Who Could Have Made “Huge Difference” Against Copenhagen

Sutton Questions Lennon’s Decision To Snub Celtic Ace Who Could Have Made “Huge Difference” Against Copenhagen

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has questioned why Hoops boss Neil Lennon opted against picking Leigh Griffiths in the starting line up against FC Copenhagen last night.

The Scottish champions suffered a shock home defeat at the hands of the Danish club, and Sutton believes the biggest error was switching from the 3-5-2 system which has brought them so much success in recent weeks:

“Why the change in formation? Why didn’t he go with Griffiths up top, the two which have made such a huge difference?”

Lennon opted for a back four, which saw Kristoffer Ajer playing at right-back and Christopher Jullien and Jozo Simunovic playing as the two centre-backs. The Croatian, in particular, had a torrid evening as the home side conceded three times and crashed out of the Europa League, 4-2 on aggregate.

Up front, Odsonne Edouard was left to plough a lonely furrow, with neither Tom Rogic nor James Forrest making the necessary impact.

I think it is safe to say that Lennon will be switching right back to two up top when Celtic face St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Sunday.