Celtic squad revealed as Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton return sets up Callum McGregor decision

Ange Postecoglou is weighing up his options to rejig the Celtic midfield ahead of the clash with Motherwell.

Nir Bitton returns from suspension after missing the midweek clash with Rangers and Tom Rogic is available again after representing Australia.

That gives Postecoglou a big decision to make in his three man midfielder with Callum McGregor, Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate impressing on derby day.

The Austrlian boss has shown plenty of faith in Rogic since his arrival at Parkhead and could throw him straight back in, but January recruit O’Riley has impressed so far.

McGregor’s facial injury could also see the manager turn to Bitton and avoid risking the Scotland mainstay at Fir Park.

Daizen Maeda made a second half appearance in midweek after jetting back from World Cup qualifying duties with Japan. He could now step in to replace Giorgios Giakoumakis in the starting XI.

Kyogo Furuhashi and Albian Ajeti both remain out with hamstring injuries.

Yosuke Ideguchi is still struggling with an ankle knock and and David Turnbull also remains on the sidelines.

Potential Celtic line-up

Provisional Celtic squad

Vasilis Barkas

Christopher Jullien

Greg Taylor

Carl Starfelt

Liam Scales

Josip Juranovic

Nir Bitton

Giorgos Giakoumakis

Liel Abada

Ismaila Soro

Joe Hart

James McCarthy


Mikey Johnston

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Boli Bolingoli

Scott Bain

Matt O’Riley

Tom Rogic

Reo Hatate

Dane Murray

James Forrest

Daizen Maeda

Anthony Ralston

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