CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers has named a changed side from the one which lost to Salzburg on Thursday night.
Both Mikael Lustig and Ryan Christie were injured against the Austrian champions are are sidelined for the visit to Easter Road, which kicks off at 12.30pm. And Kieran Tierney misses out too, with Emilio Izaguirre once again coming into the side at left back.
Tom Rogic, who seemed to be carrying an injury on Thursday is also absent with skipper Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham both restored to the starting eleven after a few games on the bench since returning from injury.
Callum McGregor starts for what will be his 200th appearance for the Hoops as Celtic set out to go back to the top of the division ahead of new league leaders Kilmarnock.
Lewis Morgan, Youssouf Mulumbu and Anthony Ralston start on the bench, alongside Scott Bain, Jack Hendry and Mikey Johnston.
Today’s Celtic team is as follows:
Ajer, Simunovic, Benkovic, Izaguirre
Forrest, McGregor, Sinclair
Subs: Bain, Hendry, Hayes, Morgan, Mulumbu, Ralston, Johnston
Also on The Celtic Star today…
The End is Nigh! Exit door looms for Celtic’s forgotten man, Scott Allan…See HERE.
Rodgers targets mystery striker plus Shankland…See HERE.
Jim Craig – 3-1 down at Ibrox, Celtic come storming back…See HERE.