Celtic take on Ross County on Saturday afternoon in the bhoys first game after the transfer deadline.

Ange Postecoglou has new options in the squad after the deadline day acquisitions of Felipe Jota, Gorgios Giakoumakis and Cameron Carter-Vickers. Liam Scales joined just before that too.

Edouard and Christie have left the building meaning there will be at least two changes to the starting XI from the game at Ibrox.

When is the game?

Saturday, Sep 11 – 15:00 KO


Celtic Park.

Is the game on TV?

The game will not be shown live in the UK or Ireland. It will be available to Celtic TV subscribers overseas.

Celtic’s Form


The team have lost their last two games against Alkmaar and The Rangers.

They had a torrid night in Holland but ultimately qualified for the Europa League. The game at Ibrox could have gone either way and despite the home side’s perceived dominance in the league, Celtic held their own and were unlucky.

Major talking points

These are the games Celtic need to be winning to keep pace with their rivals. Celtic have excelled at home recently and you would hope they can continue that run against Ross County.

County knocked Celtic out of the League Cup last season prompting angry demonstrations outside the stadium last year. A lot has changed since then for both sides. Both have new managers, a lot of new faces and a new direction.

Squad prediction

The team below started against The Rangers:

Celtic XI: Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Welsh, Taylor, McGregor, Turnbull, Christie, Abada, Furuhashi, Edouard

Edouard and Christie are gone. New signing Felipe Jota could start on the left for the Hoops and allow Kyogo to go back to playing as a striker. The manager could also keep Kyogo out on the left and bring in Giakoumakis as the centre-forward.

There’s also the issue of travel. Tom Rogic and Kyogo have both been playing on the other side of the world and depending on when they get back and their general fitness could have a profound effect on the starting XI.

It’s going to be an interesting lineup.


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