Celtic expected 4-2-3-1 v Borussia Monchengladbach: Midfielder axed as Rodgers forced to change
By Alex Stevens
Brendan Rodgers is looking for revenge in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday and has been forced into making changes to his defence after both Jozo Simunovic and Kolo Toure were ruled out.
Kieran Tierney is also missing after being ruled out for two months with ankle ligament damage.
It means a probable return to the starting line-up for Cristian Gamboa who made a cameo appearance at the end of the game with Aberdeen on Saturday.
Mikael Lustig is expected to return to the centre of defence to partner Erik Sviatchenko and their experience will be essential if they want to shut out the Germans on their home turf and have a hope of progressing to the Europa League.
Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong are expected to team up in midfield, with Scott Sinclair out on the left and Tom Rogic through the middle after his goal-scoring heroics on Saturday.
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The one change that Brendan Rodgers could be tempted into making is giving Patrick Roberts a start on the right.
The 19-year-old Man City loanee put in a good shift in the game against Ross County and will need to track back to ensure Monchengladbach don’t rule the roost again and shut down Celtic’s hopes of progression.
With Moussa Dembele up front, Celtic have a great chance of notching their first away goal in this year’s Champions League campaign.
In other Celtic team news, Scott Sinclair has said that only a win will do on Tuesday night in Germany.