By Will Butcher

An attacking line up will strike fear into Celtic’s opponents Dundee on Saturday as they prepare to go seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

A belated return for injury-prone goal machine Leigh Griffiths would give the 47-time Scottish Champions more than enough firepower to blow relegation-threatened Dundee away.

Griffiths should replace Australia international Tom Rogic in the starting XI.

Returns for midfielder Stuart Armstrong, Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa and former Dinamo Zagreb colossus Jozo Simunovic are also expected.


Israel international Nir Bitton should be axed after a mediocre display in central midfield against Manchester City, with Armstrong coming in alongside first-choice Scott Brown to freshen things up.

Gamboa’s pace will also offer Celtic an attacking outlet on the right flank, as the former West Brom man is more than happy to get forward and supplement the attack. He replaces more defensive minded Mikael Lustig.

Injury prone defender Jozo Simunovic has shaken off his eight-month nightmare, and he is set to partner Erik Sviatchenko at the heart of the Celtic defence as veteran Kolo toure is rested.

A win for Celtic could see them stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to seven points, while Dundee will be hoping to push themselves away from the drop zone.

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