Says RONNIE CULLY
WITH the untimely and increasing list of unavailable players which Neil Lennon is now surveying, it is clear the majority of his problems are at the back and in midfield.
So, it might be best policy to try and keep the ball as far away from Fraser Forster's goal as possible.
The threat Georgios Samaras and James Forrest carry has to be maximised, and this could keep the Dutch on the back foot.
If Celtic can get their nose in front, it would give them something to hang on to and a more conservative system could then be brought into play.
The danger is that, recognising how depleted Celtic will be in key areas, and how unfamiliar the players brought in may be with the situation, Ajax could go for the jugular early.
But, if Celtic are doing the attacking, it can be the best form of defence.
Says HUGH MacDONALD
NEIL LENNON must stick to a template that has been rewarded by good performances - though no points - in Group H.
Celtic, roared on by a capacity crowd, must be cautious.
Ajax will seek to exploit any space in the Celtic backline and the manager should use two holding midfielders and rely on the pace of James Forrest and Georgios Samaras to cause problems at the other end.
Lennon will be hoping that Emilio Izaguirre and Mikael Lustig will both be ready to face the Dutch champions as Charlie Mulgrew is needed in midfield and the promising Darnell Fisher should not be tested yet in a Champions League arena.
If Lennon plays it canny, Celtic may find they can catch Ajax on the break and register their first points in a campaign where they have not been favoured by fortune.