Date: 27th November 2017 at 8:00pm
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers must make one change to the starting line-up which beat Motherwell in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final when the sides meet again on Wednesday.

Scott Sinclair must be axed from the starting XI in favour of the returning Patrick Roberts with the ex-Chelsea attacker struggling for form this season.

The 28-year-old is widely seen as a star player in the Bhoys set-up, but this season is yet to reach anywhere near the heights of last term so Rodgers must make a huge statement and give him the chop for the upcoming midweek fixture against Motherwell.

Scotland number one Craig Gordon has to to start in goal behind the obvious first-choice back four of Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata and Kieran Tierney.

Hoops skipper Scott Brown must continue alongside Stuart Armstrong in the middle of the pitch with Callum McGregor a little further forward in the number 10 role.

James Forrest’s form in recent weeks means the fit-again Roberts should have to make do with a spot on the left wing at Sinclair’s expense.

French Under-21 international Moussa Demebele is the clear pick to lead the line for Rodgers side as they look to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 66 games.

The clash with the Steelmen is likely to have a little extra bite to it after the controversial penalty decision at Hampden which saw ‘Well defender Cedric Kipre sent off after a dive by Scott Sinclair.

A win for Celtic could see the Scottish champions extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points if Aberdeen fall to a defeat against 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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