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Sources: Barkas on the bench but no place for Griffiths

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Vasilis Barkas will be on the substitute bench for Celtic’s match against Hamilton Accies today.

Celtic spent £4.5m on the keeper in midweek but Video Celts understands that the former AEK Athens man will be on the bench with Scott Bain starting the season in goals.

Neil Lennon’s side will be on familiar lines but the strength of the squad is shown on the bench with Leigh Griffiths missing out.

Griffiths came on for 30 minutes against Hibs on Monday, creating two goals for Patryk Klimala but it is the Pole that is on the bench today with Griffiths still needing to prove himself to Lennon.

After yesterday’s opening fixtures a win by more than a goal will send Celtic to the top of the table.

Following today’s match Lennon has a rare full week to work with his squad followed by three matches in seven days against Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Aberdeen before the first round Champions League qualifier.

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