New Celtic signing Furuhashi in squad for Hearts game

Defender Carl Starfelt makes his debut in the Premiership opener.

New Celtic signing Furuhashi in squad for Hearts game SNS Group

New Celtic signing Kyogo Furuhashi is in Ange Postecoglou’s squad to play Hearts in their Premiership opener.

The Japan international signed from J1-League club Vissel Kobe earlier this month but has had to wait to join to squad due to quarantine rules.

The 26-year-old forward starts the game on the bench as the Hoops travel to Tynecastle for a 8pm kick-off.

Defender Carl Starfelt starts the game to make his debut for the visitors.

Winger James Forrest comes back into the starting line-up as does Nir Bitton who was suspended for the defeat in Denmark midweek.

Bain keeps his place in goals behind a back four of Ralston, Starfelt, Bitton and Taylor.

Callum McGregor captains the side beside Ismaela Soro and David Turnbull in midfield with a front three of Forrest, Abada and Edouard.

Former Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon captains the newly promoted hosts behind Smith, Souttar, Halkett Banningime, Halliday, Cochrane, Ginnelly, Mackay-Steven and Boyce.