Celtic expected 4-2-3-1 v Inverness: 25-year-old misses out in two changes

By Danny Wright

Celtic are expected to make two changes for their trip to Inverness on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers will rotate the squad that eased to a 2-0 victory over Hamilton on Saturday in a bid to keep players fresh for their Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against St. Mirren on Sunday.

One of the key changes will be on the right wing as Gary Mackay-Steven is expected to replace academy product James Forrest.

Forrest left the pitch after just 10 minutes against Hamilton after finding himself on the wrong end of a tough Daniel Redmond tackle.

Rodgers substituted the winger with Mackay-Steven in the Hamilton game and will most likely rest the 25-year-old, even if he recovers in time.

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The former Liverpool boss has also been keen to rotate the full-backs throughout the season and Mikael Lustig is expected to come for Gamboa on the right.

Craig Gordon keeps his place in goal while the steady centre-back pairing of Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko maintain their places in the line-up.

Kieran Tierney has been impressive at left-back since returning from his injury so it would make little sense for Rodgers to bring Emilio Izaguirre back into the side.

Captain Scott Brown and Nir Bitton have been a steady influence on the Hoops midfield and should retain their partnership for the Inverness trip.

Scott Sinclair has been one of the best players in Scotland this season and is expected to remain in the starting line-up with Stuart Armstrong behind Moussa Dembele, who scored a brace in the victory over Hamilton.

Tom Rogic remains out of the side through injury, while Leigh Griffiths continues to make his recovery and will most likely start on the bench.

Celtic could mover 27 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership if the Dons lose to Hamilton on Tuesday.

The Bhoys are currently unbeaten in domestic games this season.

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