We have a lot of absentees - Stokes, Murphy, Bangura, McCourt, Brown, McGeouch, Ibrahim, Forrest and Twardzik all out and Hooper is doubtful. I’d imagine Lennon will send out a lot of players in their unfavoured positions. It’s a game that we should really stay away from a back four - a lot of natural wide options unavailable for us.
This is a 12.15pm kick-off rather than 12.45pm. Just awaiting the team news to come through. I’d be inclined to leave Hooper out if playing today could leave him doubtful for Tuesday. A lot of young players are in the squad because of the injuries - Watt, McGregor, Fraser and a couple more.
I’d say it’s a 3-5-2 / 3-5-1-1. Back three of Lustig, Wilson, Mulgrew. Wings backs and a midfield three of Kayal, Wanyama and Ledley with Commons playing off Samaras. Ledley will probably have licence to get forward. Will I head to the shop before kick-off or at 2.15pm?