Celtic Team news: Gordon, Lustig and Forrest start

CRAIG GORDON returns for Celtic today for the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.

The back four is as expected – Lustig, Ajer, Boyata and Tierney. The return of Mikael Lustig strengthens the side from the one that started at Ibrox on Beautiful Sunday.

Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham are the sitting midfielders while the forward three are James Forrest, Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor.

Moussa Dembele will lead the line hoping to continue his amazing skelping form

As usual Celtic will have a very strong bench with Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Édouard providing the instance if we need a goal.

Paddy Roberts and Scotty Sinclair ensure we have plenty of options on the wings.

Scott Bain is preferred to Dorus de Vries as the substitute goalkeeper and Jozo Simunovic provides defensive cover.

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