Forrest starts as Postecoglou rings changes from Leipzig defeat

Celtic have made five changes from the 2-0 defeat on Tuesday night.

James Forrest starts for Celtic as Postecoglou rings changes from Champions League defeat PA Media

James Forrest has returned to the Celtic starting line-up as one of five changes from Tuesday night’s Champions League disappointment.

Postecoglou has named the long-serving winger in his team for the first time this season as they host third placed Hibs at Celtic Park.

Anthony Ralston also returns at right-back in place of Josip Juranovic with Alex Bernabei starting at left back ahead of Greg Taylor.

Aaron Mooy is in a midfield three with Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley with Forrest joined by Sead Haksabanovic and Giorgos Giakoumakis in a front three as top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi drops to the bench.

Meanwhile Hibs captain David Marshall returns to Celtic Park for the first time as an opposing player since leaving the Hoops more than a decade ago.

The veteran goalkeeper starts behind a back four of Chris Cadden, Ryan Porteous, Paul Hanlon and Lewis Stevenson with Joe Newell, Nohan Kenneh and Josh Campbell in midfield with Martin Boyle, Harry McKirdy and Mykola Kukharevych up top.

League leaders Celtic could go five points ahead of second placed Rangers, who play Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday, but they will know a defeat will open the door for their rivals to go top.

If third placed Hibs can get a win in the east end of Glasgow it will move them to within two points of the Ibrox side in second.

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