Celtic expected 4-2-3-1 v Dundee : Senior duo axed
By Will Butcher
Brendan Rodgers could make two changes to the side that defied the odds to draw 3-3 with Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The Hoops secured a memorable point in front of 58,000 fans at Celtic Park, largely thanks to a superb brace from French wonderkid Moussa Dembele.
The 20-year-old could be set to be supplemented in attack by returning 40-goal hitman Leigh Griffiths, who is recovering from a hamstring problem.
The Scotland international looks set to replace Australia international Tom Rogic in the number 10 role as the Hoops face Dundee on Saturday.
Elsewhere, veteran defender Kolo Toure could also be given a rest after performing superbly against his former side Man City. The 35-year-old completed 90 minutes against Guardiola’s side and is deserving of a rest.
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Former Dinamo Zagreb star Jozo Simunovic has finally shaken off his injury demons after a return to the side last week, and he could fill in for the Ivory Coast international at the back.
Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa is set to miss out to Mikael Lustig after the Swede impressed against City, while Dorus de Vries is expected to remain on the sidelines after losing his place between the sticks to Craig Gordon.
The new signing had conceded 12 goals in six games beforehand, and manager Rodgers made the decision to drop the former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper.
A win for Celtic could see them stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to seven points, while Dundee will be hoping to push themselves away from the drop zone.
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