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SPFL grant Ange Postecoglou his wish

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Ange Postecoglou will be able to rotate his squad better with five substitutes allowed from Monday’s match at home to Hibs. 

Last month the Celtic boss called for the change but it seemed unlikely that the move could be introduced in mid-season. 

With three new first team squad members and the return of a number of players from injury Postecoglou will be able to use 16 players per match which should bring multiple benefits. 

The Times reports: 

Premiership clubs have agreed to bring back the five-substitutes rule to ease pressure on squads caused by C**id-19. 

The Celtic v Hibernian game on Monday night should be the first to allow two extra substitutions per team as the change is to be ratified in the next 48 hours. 

Last month the Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou, said that clubs should be allowed five rather than three changes during league games and his fellow bosses are also in favour of the extra flexibility. 

The December fixture list was especially heavily but from the Scottish Cup tie at Alloa Athletic on January 22 Celtic will again be faced with two fixtures a month. 

That schedule could be extended if Celtic ask for postponements of matches due to international commitments with Tom Rogic and Kyogo Furihashi almost certain to be away later this month with the prospect of call-ups for Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda. 

Celtic have 13 matches scheduled until March 5 which is followed by the first UEFA international break. 

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