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Emma Sanders

Celtic should make one change to the side which defeated Kilmarnock on Friday as they prepare to take on Barcelona at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

Tom Rogic should be re-called to the starting XI to line up alongside Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong, while Callum McGregor should drop to the bench.

The Australian international was used as a substitute in Celtic’s 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock on Friday but has performed well this season, netting eight goals in 20 appearances in all competitions.

As well as Rogic, Rodgers should refrain from switching keepers to try to avoid the 7-0 thrashing they received last time out and keep Celtic’s number one Craig Gordon in the starting line-up.

Celtic currently top the Scottish Premiership table, having been dominant in recent weeks and Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths have both been in excellent form and should also start.

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Dembele has netted 16 goals in his first 25 appearances for the club in all competitions, while five of Griffith’s nine goals this season have already come in the Champions League.

Brendan Rodgers chose to names Kolo Toure in the starting XI in the last outing in the hope of adding further experience to Celtic’s defence but he should keep the same back three that kept a clean sheet against Kilmarnock.

Mikael Lustig, Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata should retain their positions after putting in a solid display, while Cristian Gamboa and Toure should miss out.

The five-man midfield, anchored by skipper Scott Brown, has also been hugely successful and apart from McGregor, Rodgers shouldn’t make any changes for the clash against Barcelona.

With Rugic coming in for McGregor, Brown should also line-up alongside Stuart Armstrong, with wingers Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts.

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