McGinn and Mizuno lead the Barrow Bhoys


Niall McGinn and Koki Mizuno are amongst the Celtic squad travelling to face Barrow tonight as part of the Cumbrian clubs Centenary celebrations.

Neil Lennon will take charge of the Celtic squad in what promises to be a good test for the reserve side now that financial problems has forced the SPL into the short sighted measure of abandoning formal reserve football.
The reserve side have made a few appearances down south already this season and lost 2-1 at Huddesfield Town last week in a behind closed doors match.
Next week the reserves head over to Ireland with games arranged against Derry City and Cliftonville.
With a spate of injuries to the first team squad there could be opportunities for some players to play their way into Tony Mowbray’s first team plans ahead of the next SPL fixture at home to Motherwell.
Barrow have had a difficult start to the season and currently sit in 18th place in the 24 team Blue Square Premier which is effectively the fifth division of English football.
At the weekend they drew at home with leaders Oxford United with the division also containing former Football League clubs, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Cambridge United and Wrexham.
Officials for tonight’s game will be selected by the Football Association, hopefully they will be more competent than the standards that Celtic have endured in recent SPL fixtures.
Niall McGinn scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute as a Celtic XI won 1-0 away to Barrow AFC.
Celtic team: Dominic Cervi, Jason Marr, Josh Thompson, Krisjanis Vallers, Ryan Conroy; Niall McGinn,Declan Gallacher, Richie Towell, Graham Carey; Paul McGowan, Koki Mizuno.
Subs: Daniele Giordano, Hayden Cochrane, Luca Santonocito, Jordan Lowdon.

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