Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen are back in the Celtic side to face Inverness Caley Thistle today after missing out on the 2-1 defeat from Ajax with James Forrest and Gary Mackay-Steven dropping out.
The match passed a 7.30 am pitch inspection with Thursday’s goalscorer Callum McGregor retaining his place in the side which features the same back four that started against Ajax.
Celtic beat Inverness Caley Thistle 4-2 in August with a win today putting the hoops seven points ahead of Aberdeen in the race for a fifth consecutive title.
Looking ahead to the match John Collins said: “I’m looking forward to the game and it’s always a challenge up against my old mate, Yogi. They never make it an easy place to go.
“They’ve had a tough season with injuries but I’m led to believe most of them will be back for the weekend. It’s their cup final. Wherever we go it’s the opponents’ cup final. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain. It’s the opposite for us.
“We’ll go there and try to do what we’ve been doing domestically, which is putting in performances and scoring goals.”
Celtic: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Simunovic, Tierney; Bitton, Johansen; McGregor, Rogic, Armstrong; Griffiths
Subs: Bailly, Izaguirre, Ambrose, Ciftci, Mackay-Steven, Allan, Cole