Celtic v Ross County: Team news, match officials, KO time and where to watch

Celtic welcome Ross County to Celtic Park this afternoon and by the time the Scottish Premiership game will kick-off, our title rivals will have played in the early kick-off away at St Mirren.

Regardless of the outcome there Brendan Rodgers will appreciate the necessity to secure the three points to begin a post break charge to the title. For the second week in a row the opposition is from the Highlands, and Ross County will almost certainly park the bus and look to frustrate Celtic for as long as they possibly can.

Celtic v Buckie Thistle – Paulo Bernardo celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal in the Scottish Cup match at Celtic Park on Sunday January 21, 2024. Photo Andrew Milligan, IMAGO / PA Images

The Buckie Thistle support was large and impressive last weekend, but today there will be a tiny number of away fans inside a packed Paradise and the Celtic support will be doing all we can to roar the team onto secure the three points. As the song says we’re all looking forward to watching Glasgow Celtic putting on a show.

Team News

Liam Scales on the ball for Celtic – Photo ActionPlus Ashley Cahill

The big story is the Greg Taylor picking up an injury last weekend and set to miss the next few weeks. Brendan Rodgers has three main options for cover as The Celtic Star featured yesterday, but the most likely option of the three is to move Liam Scales over to play left-back. That was the position that former manager Ange Postecoglou played him when he started and he’s plenty of experience playing as a full-back at Shamrock Rovers.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, who signed a new long-term contract at Celtic yesterday, returns after a short injury lay-off and looks certain to start. And the Celtic captain Callum McGregor will return after being give a well deserved rest last weekend in the fourth round Scottish Cup win.

Meanwhile our only new signing – so far – Nicolas Kuhn is in contention to play a part today and is likely to get his debut coming from the bench. Rocco Vata will be the cover for Kyogo, with the plan to give the Japanese striker an hour with the game hopefully well in the bag before giving the Celtic Academy prospect more minutes as Kyogo is wrapped in cotton wool ahead of the trip to Pittodrie next Saturday lunchtime.

Predicted Team

Hart; A.Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Nawrocki, Scales; McGregor (c), Bernardo, O’Riley; Abada, Kyogo and Palma

Match Officials

Today’s Celtic v Ross County match will be refereed by Euan Anderson and he will be assisted by Alastair Mather and Drew Kirkland. The fourth official at Celtic Park this afternoon will be Iain Sweden while on VAR duties today we can look forward to whatever Greg Aitken can throw at us, assisted by Ross Macleod.

Kick-off Time

It’s 3pm on a Saturday afternoon at Paradise, just like the good old days!

Where to Watch

This one is available to watch live only via Celtic TV for subscribers outside of Britain and Ireland.

Predicted Score

Celtic v Buckie Thistle – Liel Abada at Celtic Park on Sunday January 21, 2024. Photo Andrew Milligan

Celtic 4-0 Ross County



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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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