Two Debuts and Griff Starts for Stade Rennais visit

NEIL LENNON has handed Christopher Jullien and Luca Connell their first starts in the Hoops as Stade Rennais visit Celtic Park this afternoon.

Craig Gordon starts in nets with the defensive line in front comprising Anthony Ralston, Christoper Jullien, Nir Bitton and Jonny Hayes.

In midfield, Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair start on the flanks whilst Scott Brown partners younger Connell in the centre of the park.

Leigh Griffiths leads the line for Celtic with Ewan Henderson playing off him.

LINE-UP: Gordon; Ralston, Bitton, Jullien, Hayes; Brown, Connell, Morgan, Henderson, Sinclair; Griffiths.

Subs: Hazard, Ajer, Welsh, McGregor, Savoury, Edouard, Forrest, Miller, Robertson, Dembele, Christie

The match is extra preparation ahead of the Sarajevo return leg on Wednesday, with the Bhoys ahead 3-1 after Tuesday’s result.

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