Date: 27th November 2017 at 5:29pm
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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to name the same side which lifted the Scottish League Cup on Sunday when his side face Motherwell again in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.

The Hoops saw off the Fir Park side 2-0 at Hampden on Sunday and will be hoping for a repeat on Wednesday to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 66 games.

With no fresh injury concerns and his side in brilliant domestic form, it’s unlikely that Rodgers will ring any changes to his squad meaning that Patrick Roberts is expected to remain sidelined in favour of James Forrest.

Scotland number one Craig Gordon is expected to start in goal behind a back four of Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata and Kieran Tierney.

Hoops skipper Scott Brown is likely to continue alongside Stuart Armstrong in the heart of midfield with Callum McGregor starting in the number 10 role for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Despite attacker Roberts returning from injury, in-form ace Forrest is expected to keep his place on the right flank with Scott Sinclair taking his usual place on the opposite wing.

Ahead of them, prolific Frenchman Moussa Dembele is expected to lead the line for the Hoops against Stephen Robinson’s side in a tie which might have some needle given the controversial events at Hampden when Sinclair was alleged to have dived to win a penalty kick.

A win for Celtic could see them extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points with a game in hand if Aberdeen lose to Rangers at Ibrox.

In other Celtic news, ex-Hoops manager Neil Lennon has taken a brutal swipe at Rangers for their manager search.

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