Celtic expected 3-1-4-2 v Dundee: Striker axed among four changes
By James Black
Brendan Rodgers will likely ring the changes on Wednesday night as his side continues their defence of the Scottish League Cup against Dundee.
Rodgers has tinkered with his starting XI over the last three games and the trip to Dens Park will likely be no different with four changes expected.
Kieran Tierney and Scott Sinclair are likely to return to the starting XI at the expense of Nir Bitton and Stuart Armstrong while Leigh Griffiths could drop out for Odsonne Edouard as Moussa Dembele continues to work towards full fitness.
Patrick Roberts is another who missed out against Ross County at the weekend but the on-loan Manchester City winger should re-take his right-wing place.
The 3-1-4-2 formation which made its debut in the 4-0 win over Ross County should remain – although it may be tweaked to have two holding midfielders – as Rodgers has one eye on the trip to Ibrox on Saturday.
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Tom Rogic and James Forrest were both standout performers against Jim McIntyre’s County side and should retain their starting places for Dens Park with Celtic fans hoping they can keep up their recent impressive form.
A win for the Hoops will extend their unbeaten domestic run to 56 games and book them a place in the Betfred Cup semi-final.
With Rangers and Anderlecht next up for the Scottish champions, Rodgers will need to manage his squad expertly as he tries to avoid any injuries in the run-up to Celtic’s biggest games of the season so far.
If Celtic are successful against Neil McCann’s side, the draw for the semi-final takes place on Thursday as Hoops fans can look forward to who they will potentially face in the last four of the competition at Hampden next month.
In other Celtic news, Rangers have suffered a quadruple blow ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm showdown.