Neil Lennon will be a lot happier on how is squad looks after this international break compared to others this season. The Celtic manager has had a torrid time with internationals, not just with players hitting the treatment rooms but with interruptions to his side trying to get some momentum going.
The Bhoy’s best performance came at home this season to Hibs but a trip to Easter Road after an international break is not ideal. Hibernian have only lost one of their last eight home league games against Celtic (W3 D4), and are unbeaten in five (W2 D3) since a 0-4 defeat in January 2014.
The Irish boss will be looking for the champions to hit the ground running and to start putting a winning streak together as the Hoops head into a hectic schedule.
Scott Allan, Lewis Stevenson, and Kyle Magennis will remain sidelined for Hibernian after failing to recover from injury. A wobbly Celtic defence will have to keep tabs on in-form Kevin Nisbet, who has scored nine goals this season across all competitions who is set to start today for Hibs.
Celtic have no new injury problems over the international break, with Jeremie Frimpong back in training and Ajer and Jullien said to be not quite there yet. Celtic fans main concern today will be well and truly focused on the back four.
The teams have just been announced and this is your Celtic team for today’s SPFL clash:
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Celtic fans were probably expecting to see Edouard back on the starting team sheet after his two goals during the week but its Ajeti who will lead the line today. The good news is the Ajer makes it back to partner up with Bitton.
Celtic have a very strong bench but let’s hope they don’t rely on it too much.