By Will Butcher

Brendan Rodgers should include his midweek heroes to stretch Celtic’s lead to 10 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The 47-time Scottish Champions trounced Ross County 4-0 at Victoria Park on Wednesday night, with Stuart Armstrong, Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts all scoring.

Rodgers, 43, made wholesale changes for Wednesday night’s clash, and is likely to revert his squad to face title challengers Aberdeen on Saturday by making six changes.

That will see Sinclair and Dembele return to his starting 11, along with the likes of Scott Brown, Kieran Tierney, Tom Rogic and Jozo Simunovic.

But after impressive performances from Manchester City loanee Roberts and midfield star Arsmstrong, Rodgers should also give the goalscoring duo a chance to shine against second placed Aberdeen.


Former Dundee United star Armstrong will remain in the side over Israel international Nir Bitton, who has been uninspiring in a green and white shirt this season.

The 24-year-old will start alongside captain Brown, as James Forrest finds himself on the bench to make way for Roberts.

Wonderkid Kieran Tierney will resume his place at left back after being given a well-deserved rest on Wednesday, with 19 league and cup appearances already under his belt this season.

Kolo Toure should remain on the bench after being at fault for both of German outfit Gladbach’s goals in their 2-0 Champions League defeat last week, giving Croatian Simunovic a chance alongside Denmark international Erik Sviatchenko.

Sweden international Mikael Lustig moves to right back, as South Americans Cristian Gamboa and Emilio Izaguirre are left out.

Leigh Griffiths is set to miss out once again after he failed to find the net against Ross County, while Ryan Christie, Liam Henderson and Callum McGregor set to be replaced.

Seven points clear at the top of the Premiership and with a game in hand, Rodgers men will be looking to extenuate that lead this weekend.

They take on potential title challengers Aberdeen in Saturday’s early kick off, with the chance to move 10 points clear of their rivals if other results go their way.

In other Celtic news, Rodgers has concerns over this attacker despite starring in the 4-0 win.