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Furuhashi returns to Celtic team for Bayer Leverkusen test

The Japanese forward has been out recently with a knee injury.

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Celtic have been boosted by the return of Kyogo Furuhashi and Callum McGregor as Ange Postecoglou named his side to face Bayer Leverkusen.

The key players are back after injury for the Europa League match at Celtic Park.

Club captain McGregor has been out for the past four games with a knock but is back to lead his team, while Furuhashi injured his knee on international duty and was expected to be out until mid-October.

Instead, the Japanese forward is in the starting line-up as Celtic look to get their first group points, following a 4-3 defeat to Real Betis in Spain on match day one.

Joe Hart starts in goal, with Adam Montgomery coming in at left-back, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt in the centre of defence and Anthony Ralston on the right.

McGregor is in the heart of midfield with David Turnbull and Tom Rogic, while Jota and Liel Abada play either side of Furuhashi in attack.