Despite his strong defence of Boli Bolingoli after the win over Motherwell Neil Lennon has dropped the former Rapid Vienna defender for tonight’s clash with Cluj.
Olivier Ntcham keeps his place in a strong midfield that includes Scott Brown and Callum McGregor with Mikey Johnston returning after missing the last two matches.
After disposing of FK Sarajevo and Nomme Kalju the champions of Romania are much stiffer opponents as Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv discovered.
Celtic were fully tested in the first leg in Romania seven nights ago but were deserving of their 1-1 draw.
Cluj rested their entire team at the weekend but require a win or high scoring draw if they are to oust the hoops from the Champions League at the same stage as AEK Athens did last season
The losers in tonight’s tie will face Sheriff or AIK in a Europa League Play-Off.
CELTIC: Bain; Elhamed, Ajer, Simunovic; Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Johnston; Christie, Edouard
SUBS: Gordon, Jullien, Bayo, Griffiths, Bitton, Bolingoli,Morgan