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Team News: Ange brings winger in for first start of the season but no place for McCarthy

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Mikey Johnston makes his first start of the season tonight at Hibs, replacing Giorgos Giakoumakis in the starting XI.

The switch should see Kyogo Furuhashi switched in to play through the centre with Jota moved to the left to accommodate Johnston.

On the back of three successive wins Ange Postecoglou is looking to complete the first round of fixtures with another win after starting the season with a defeat across Edinburgh against Hearts.

Giakoumakis was on the scoresheet against St Johnstone on Sunday but after starting his first match since May he won’t be thrown in for another appearance four days later.

James McCarthy has been fit and available for the last two matches but alongside Liam Scales, Boli Bolingoli and Ismaila Soro he is unable to claim a place on the bench.

Hibs go into the match on the back of three defeats but have Ryan Porteous restored to defence following suspension,

CELTIC: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Juranovic; Turnbull, McGregor, Rogic; Johnston, Kyogo, Jota

SUBS: Bain, Giakoumakis, Bitton, Ajeti, Abada, Montgomery, Welsh

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