Team’s Up – Mikey Johnston handed start for Hibs showdown

Ange Postecoglou has named his starting eleven that faced St Johnstone on Saturday for tonight’s Scottish Premiership visit to Edinburgh to play Hibs at Easter Road. There is one change from the win over St Johnstone with Mikey Johnston replacing Giorgos Giakoumakis.

Joe Hart has the gloves and the back four are Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Josip Juranovic and the Celtic manager will be looking for another shut-up shot performance as his side seek yet another clean sheet.

Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie

In the middle of the park the captain Callum McGregor will build the play with both Tom Rogic and David Turnbull ahead of him alongside the front three. That means Jota is on the left Kyogo through the middle and Johnston on the left.

Expect Giakoumakis and Liel Abada to provide fresh legs to the attack in the second half. Also on the bench for Celtic this evening are Scott Bain, Adam Montgomery, Stephen Welsh, Nir Bitton and Albian Ajeti.

26.01.2014 Edinburgh, Scotland. Teemu Pukki scores for Celtic during the Scottish Premier League game between Hibernian and Celtic from Easter Road.

Celtic are looking for our first league win at Easter Road since January 2013 – we won 4-0 that night incidentally. The same tonight would be lovely. That record isn’t great but it should be remembered that Hibs were out of the top league for quite a few years so didn’t play Celtic other than in cup ties.

The referee isn’t going to be doing the visitors any favours. Remember him up at Dingwall? Celtic Curio certainly does…

Kick-off is at 7.45pm and the match is live on Hibs TV via a PPV fee of £14.99, you can order HERE.


You ordered the Harry Hood biography yet? It’s out on Monday and for all pre-ordered copies former Celtic Star Tommy Callaghan will join author Matt Corr in personally signing your copy. Link is below…

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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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