COMMENT By James Black
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers must make one change to his side if he wants to field his strongest starting XI against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Tom Rogic must come in and replace attacker Callum McGregor in Celtic’s 4-2-3-1 against the free-spending French giants despite McGregor’s form not warranting being axed.
Australia international Rogic can provide that little spark of magic that could sneak a famous result for the Scottish champions – while the in-form McGregor makes for a better option off the bench if necessary with his work-rate and tireless running.
Craig Gordon should start in goal after keeping yet another clean sheet over the weekend in the win over Ross County.
Ahead of him, Mikael Lustig, Nir Bitton, Dedryck Boyata and Kieran Tierney are the strongest back four available to Celtic just now although Jozo Simunovic isn’t far away from a return.
Simunovic was a substitute against Ross County on Saturday but it’s unlikely Rodgers would risk the defender in against Kylian Mbappe, Neymar when it’s not necessary.
Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong should start together ahead of Olivier Ntcham as they look more comfortable alongside each other in the heart of midfielder for the Hoops.
Patrick Roberts’ continued absence through injury means James Forrest should start on the right wing with Scott Sinclair on the opposite flank.
Sinclair has struggled for form in recent weeks and will be hoping to get back to his best in the Parc des Princes.
Tom Rogic must be given the number 10 spot ahead of Callum McGregor with Moussa Dembele as Celtic’s lone striker in the French capital.
In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig has made a shock claim about how Rangers are helping the Bhoys.