COMMENT By Danny Wright
Brendan Rodgers must change to an all-out-attack formation of 4-2-4 if he is to play his best possible eleven against Inverness on Wednesday.
This change of formation should see Nir Bitton axed as 26-year-old Leigh Griffiths comes in to join forces with Moussa Dembele in a four-pronged attack which features Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts on each of the wings.
James Forrest – who went off injured in the 10th minute against hamilton – should make way whether he’s recovered or not, with the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup coming up on Sunday.
Roberts is an exciting prospect at Celtic Park and is easily one of the most exciting players in the league when he is at his best.
This game is the perfect opportunity to give him a run-out on the wing.
On the left wing, there is no doubt that Sinclair should keep his place after a series of brilliant performances throughout his debut season in Glasgow.
Stuart Armstrong should drop into a deeper role to fill in the gap left by Bitton.
The 24-year-old is more proficient on the wing but he has proved this season he can play a more central-role.
Craig Gordon should keep his place in goal as he is easily the best goalkeeper in Scotland at the moment.
The defence in front of him must remain similar too, despite one change from the side that conquered Hamilton as Mikael Lustig comes in to replace Cristian Gamboa.
The Costa Rican international hasn’t set the world alight at Celtic since moving from West Bromwich Albion in the summer.
The more experienced Lustig is a better option and the number of appearances made by each of the right-backs this season suggests that Rodgers thinks the same.
Celtic could see their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership extend to 27 points if results go their way this week.
An Old Firm game with Rangers is just around the corner, so Rodgers will want to maintain the high level of form his squad has been producing in domestic games this season.
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