Celtic

By James Black

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers could make two changes to his side tonight when Paris Saint-Germain are the visitors in the Champions League

Attacking trio Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest, and Odsonne Edouard are likely to make way as Nir Bitton, Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths return to the starting XI after Friday’s 4-1 win over Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.

Rodgers is also expected to return to the familiar 4-2-3-1 formation which has brought him such success at Celtic after experimenting with a 3-4-3 at Hamilton.

The Hoops boss should bring Nir Bitton in to fill in once more at the heart of the defence alongside Jozo Simunovic as Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko continue their recovery from injury.

Bitton replaced Simunovic on Friday night and shouldered a big chunk of responsibility – along with Craig Gordon – for Hamilton’s consolation goal after a defensive mix-up.

Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney will once more be relied upon at full-back; although neither will be expected to get forward as often as in domestic fixtures.

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£4.5million summer signing Ntcham will retake his place beside Scott Brown at the base of the midfield behind the attacking trio of Paddy Roberts, Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor.

Roberts and Sinclair were in fantastic form against Hamilton and will be absolutely key to Celtic’s attack tonight as they look to get their Champions League campaign off to a solid start.

Despite scoring on his debut, loan signing Odsonne Edouard will likely need to wait to get a chance to show his parent club, PSG, what he can do as Leigh Griffith’s return from injury should see the Scotland striker restored to the starting XI.

In other Celtic news, Stan Collymore has given his prediction for the PSG clash.

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