Ross County v Celtic: Predicted XI for Dingwall task

Celtic face Ross County this afternoon in Dingwall as the Scottish Champions look to regain their nine point lead at the top of the Cinch Premiership. Rangers beat Dundee United yesterday to cut the gap to six points, which they’ll hope will remain come kick-off next Saturday.

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Liel Abada and Tony Ralston are unavailable through injury. The Australian also stated that Aaron Mooy, Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda were doubts as they return from injury.

Joe Hart will start in goals. The Englishman will likely have a back four in front of him of Alistair Johnston, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Greg Taylor.

Callum McGregor played 180 minutes for Scotland but he will play the deep lying role in the centre of the midfield. With Mooy and Hatate doubts, Matt O’Riley and David Turnbull would be expected to come in. However, Tomoki Iwata could stake a claim for a starting berth.

Kyogo will start through the middle with Jota and Sead Haksabanovic likely to start in the wide areas.

Predicted XI: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; McGregor, Turnbull, O’Riley; Jota, Kyogo, Haksabanovik.

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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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