By Will Butcher
Brendan Rodgers should give Kolo Toure another chance at the heart of Celtic’s defence as looks to figure out his best centre-back partnership.
Toure’s experience and know how would give Rodgers’ side a more assured and experienced look, as they look to secure their fourth consecutive domestic clean sheet.
Alongside Erik Sviatchenko at centre back, the 47-time Scottish Champions have won three out of five games. The other two results included a 2-0 loss to Gladbach and the impressive 3-3 draw against Manchester City.
A return for Toure would see Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa miss out, as Mikael Lustig moves across to right back.
Elsehwere, James Forrest’s dip in form should not go unnoticed by Rodgers, with Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts ready to profit after an impressive substitute performance against Gladbach on Tuesday night.
Roberts’ scored against Ross County in his most recent start during their 4-0 win, and his goalscoring touch could be just what Rodgers is after to secure a 10th league win.
Israel international Nir Bitton is set to miss out again, as his unimpressive form alongside captain Scott Brown continues to keep him out of the side.
Despite a shaky performance against Gladbach, former Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong is expected to continue his run in the side.
Senior stars Leigh Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic and Dorus de Vries must continue to wait for their chance in Rodgers’s side, as Kieran Tierney remains sidelined with a broken ankle.
With Roberts, the 47-time Scottish Champions are expected to blow their opponents away with an impressive attacking foursome of Roberts alongside, Tom Rogic, Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele, who have together amassed an impressive 34 goals this season.
A win could see Rodgers’ side move to 12 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, if Old Firm rivals Rangers drop points.
In other Celtic team news, Rodgers has had this to say about Celtic’s performance against Gladbach.