Forrest starts as Celtic confirm Champions League team to face Lazio 

Brendan Rodgers has made his selection for the must-win match in Rome.

James Forrest starts as Celtic confirm team to face Lazio in Champions League SNS Group

Brendan Rodgers has named his Celtic side to face Lazio with James Forrest being handed a starting spot in Rome.

The veteran winger was on the scoresheet four years ago when Celtic recorded a 2-1 win over the same opposition at the Stadio Olimpico and now he’s tasked with helping his side in a must-win game.

The Hoops’ European hopes depend on taking three points in the Group E clash but Rodgers has found his selection hampered by suspension and injuries.

Wingers Daizen Maeda and Luis Palma are both sitting the match out after red cards in previous group games, while Reo Hatate and Liel Abada are out injured.

Rogers had named Joe Hart in goal, with Greg Taylor, Liam Scales, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Alistair Johnston making up a back four.

Captain Callum McGregor is joined by Paulo Bernardo and Matt O’Riley in a midfield trio, while Forrest and Yang play either side of Kyogo Furuhashi in attack.

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