Kyogo leads line for Celtic as they look to build on Premiership lead

The Japan forward leads the line with Jota and Abada at either side.

Kyogo leads line for Celtic against Motherwell at Fir Park as they look to build on Premiership lead SNS Group

Kyogo Furuhashi has returned to the Celtic starting line-up as the champions look to build on their seven-point lead at the top of the table.

Ange Postecoglou has named a strong side for the Wednesday night game at Fir Park with Liel Abada also brought into the team.

Both Kyogo and Abada came off the bench to help Celtic beat Dundee United 4-2 with two late goals on Saturday.

A defeat for Rangers the following day meant Celtic stayed seven points ahead.

They could increase that to ten with a win at Fir Park if Rangers lose against Hearts at Ibrox.

Joe Hart starts in goals behind Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor with a midfield three of Hatate, O’Riley and Mooy supporting an attacking trio of Jota, Abada and Kyogo.

Motherwell could move up to seventh with a win and Steven Hammell has started with Liam Kelly in goals behind O’Donnell, Mugabi, Lamie and Penney, with a midfield five of Goss, Slattery, Spittal, Cornelius and McKinstry supporting Kevin Van Veen up front.