Date: 21st November 2017 at 3:19pm
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By James Black

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to name an unchanged side to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Hoops boss is likely to stick with the same starting line-up that saw off Ross County on Saturday afternoon to extend their record-breaking unbeaten domestic run to 64 games without defeat.

With Patrick Roberts looking unlikely to return from injury to start, James Forrest is expected to continue keeping hold of his spot in the 4-2-3-1 formation that Rodgers is likely to field.

Craig Gordon could continue in goal after his clean sheet in Dingwall behind a back four of Mikael Lustig, Dedryck Boyata, Nir Bitton and Kieran Tierney.

Jozo Simunovic was on the bench against Ross County but it’s unlikely Rodgers would throw the defender in against Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and co so short of match fitness.

Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong are expected to start together at the base of Celtic’s midfielder as they look to secure their place in the Europa League after Christmas.

With Roberts in the same doubtful position as Simunovic, 26-year-old Forrest is almost certain to start alongside Callum McGregor and out-of-form Scott Sinclair with French Under-21 international Moussa Dembele leading the line for the Hoops in his homeland.

With a number of injured Hoops stars returning to fitness, they could be given some game-time in the second-half with one eye on Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final with Motherwell.

In other Celtic news,  Lustig has made a shock claim about how Rangers are helping the Bhoys.

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