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Team News: Brown is back as Lennon makes two changes for Cup Final

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Scott Brown and Ryan Christie return to the Celtic side to face Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final with Ismaila Soro and Jeremie Frimpong dropping out.

After beating Kilmarnock last Sunday Neil Lennon mentioned the ‘hardcore’ coming back into contention which sparked debate among fans all week. Of the non-hardcore Conor Hazard and Greg Taylor come in for their first cup final appearanes

Celtic beat Partick Thistle, Clyde and St Johnstone before Lockdown set in with the competition put on hold.

Jonny Hayes who had played for Celtic earlier in the competition picked up an injury to miss out on a rematch as Celtic beat Aberdeen 2-0 in the Hampden semi-final, the day after Hearts had beaten Hibs.

Robbie Nielson’s side are in top place in the Championship, three points ahead of Dunfermline with a game less played, this season The Championship will be played over 27 matches.

CELTIC: Hazard; Ajer, Duffy, Jullien, Taylor; McGregor, Brown; Christie, Turnbull, Elyounoussi; Edouard

SUBS: Barkas, Bitton, Soro, Rogic, Griffiths, Klimala, Johnston, Frimpong, Laxalt

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