Juranovic makes Celtic debut, Kent returns for Rangers

Steven Gerrard and Ange Postecoglou have named their teams for the derby.

Juranovic makes Celtic debut, Kent returns for Rangers SNS Group

Celtic have handed a debut to Josip Juranovic in the Old Firm game , while Ryan Kent is back in the Rangers side.

The sides meet at Ibrox for the first derby of the season on Sunday lunchtime and there has been speculation over both managers’ starting line-ups.

Rangers have been rocked by a Covid-19 outbreak that has ruled out several players including captain James Tavernier and goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin, while Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has new signings available and is dealing with talk over Odsonne Edouard’s immediate future.

Steven Gerrard, who has been isolating as one of those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, has named his team with Robby McCrorie in goal, and a back four of Borna Barisic, Filip Helander, Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun.

Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo are in midfield, while Kent and Kemar Roofe come back into the side to support striker Alfredo Morelos.

Kieran Wright, John Lundstram, Scott Arfield, Ianis Hagi, Juninho Bacuna, Cedric Itten and Fashion Sakala are the Rangers substitutes.

Nathan Patterson has been forced to miss the match after being identified as a close contact of a positive Covid test, while manager Gerrard will also be absent as he continues to self-isolate.

Celtic have Greg Taylor out after he sustained a shoulder injury against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday, meaning new signing Juranovic starts at left-back.

Joe Hart starts in goal and Juranovic, Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh and Anthony Ralston in defence.

Callum Mcgregor, David Turnbull and Ryan Christie are in midfield with Edouard, Liel Abada and Kyogo Furuhashi in attack.

Scott Bain, Nir Bitton, Albian Ajeti, Ismaila Soro, Tom Rogic, Osaze Urhoghide and Adam Montgomery on the bench.

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