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Celtic make their return to European football after Christmas for the first time in three years when they take on Zenit in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Despite being eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and potentially being only three games away from clinching a second consecutive domestic treble, the Hoops haven’t being playing all that well, particularly in comparison to last season.

The indifferent form was most recent shown in the 3-2 win over Partick Thistle, where Brendan Rodgers’ side almost ended up drawing a game they should have had won in the first 10 minutes of the match.

An awful lot of players are off-form right now, which isn’t the best timing as the Hoops head into a huge game against the team managed by Roberto Mancini who are currently second in the Russian league.

It would be a good time for some players to get out of their form slump against the Russian giants.

Here, Football Insider looks at three players, who if on form, will help Celtic thrash Zenit.

Click ‘reveal’ below to read about a striker who is off his game…