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Team News: Lennon pulls a surprise as Johnston starts Glasgow derby

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Mikey Johnston is the one change to the Celtic side that beat St Mirren on Thursday for today’s Glasgow derby.

The winger started the Europa League tie away to Cluj but after missing the wins over Hibs and Hearts he came off the bench in the recent matches against St Mirren and Aberdeen .

Lennon selected the same starting XI for the last two matches which took his side’s winning run to 11 consecutive SPFL matches but has brought Johnston in on the left with Olivier Ntcham dropping to the bench.

Going into today’s match Celtic have a five point lead at the top of the SPFL table which is basically down to their September success at Ibrox.

Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes scored the goals that day in a match that Celtic dominated despite throwing together a new look defence that saw Hatem Abd Elhamed and Boli Bolingoli playing in the Derby match for the first time.

CELTIC: Forster; Frimpong, Ajer, Jullien, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Johnston; Edouard

SUBS: Gordon, Bitton, Griffiths, Hayes, Rogic, Bauer, Ntcham

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