Brendan Rodgers has been praised by Kris Commons

By Dominic Toner

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to make one change to his side against Kilmarnock.

The Bhoys face an away match on Friday night in the Scottish Premiership and will be hoping to extend their 10-point gap at the top of the table.

Cristian Gamboa is set to replace Mikael Lustig in the only alteration from the team that beat Inverness 3-0 in their last game, with the latter missing out for Sweden during the international break with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Tom Rogic is also expected to miss out after returning late from international duty with Australia, but was used off the substitute’s bench against Inverness.

Rodgers is set to stick with the attacking 3-5-2 formation as Mousa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths form a lethal frontline.

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Rodgers has enjoyed a fantastic start as Celtic manager since his arrival in the summer and his team have been in great form domestically, winning 10 and drawing one of their opening 11 games.

The ex-Liverpool boss has made several changes to his side during his spell already and looks set to remain with the new 3-5-2 approach.

Regular defenders Erik Sviatchenko and Jozo Simunovic are set to be joined by Gamboa, who will play in front of number one goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is expected to play alongside Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor in midfield, with Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair providing the width.

Dembele has established himself as the club’s first-choice striker this season, but Rodgers has now found a way to play Griffiths alongside him.

Dembele, 20, has scored a remarkable 16 goals in his first 24 fames for the club since joining from Fulham in the summer.

In other Celtic team news, Danny Murphy claims this player will not join the club with Rodgers in charge.