Celtic squad revealed for Rangers as Tom Rogic fitness leaves Ange Postecoglou with derby hero dilemma

Ange Postecoglou has an opportunity to stamp Celtic ‘s authority on the title race in opposition to Rangers.

But he has some huge calls to make over who he’ll choose to guide the cost at Ibrox.

Tom Rogic is again in competition having picked up a knock in opposition to Ross County which pressured him to overlook Australia’s worldwide fixtures.

Having already netted 5 objectives in opposition to Rangers throughout his Celtic profession, he may very well be the difference-maker within the Premiership title combat.

Daizen Maeda is in competition after shaking off a knock picked up whereas on worldwide responsibility, with talisman Kyogo Furuhashi additionally out there.

James Forrest is the one participant lacking from the squad having did not get better from a niggling muscle problem in time for the conflict.

Going into the essential recreation, Ange Postecoglou was enjoying his playing cards near his chest: “Kyogo has skilled and has had this week of being built-in with the group, which he’s fairly completely satisfied about.

“With him, it’s only a matter of seeing how he responds to coaching and I’ll decide on his involvement for the weekend.

“Maybe this weekend isn’t the appropriate time for him. I haven’t made that call but. But he’s undoubtedly coaching and is on the market, in order that’s the primary bit. Now we’ve obtained to see how he copes with our coaching each day.

“The just one that’s undoubtedly dominated out is James Forrest, who nonetheless had a little bit of a niggle so Sunday comes possibly too shortly for him.”

Predicted Celtic XI

Tom Rogic could also be a health gamble, however his derby day expertise may make all of the distinction within the Ibrox cauldron. Expect him to begin forward of Matt O’Riley on this event.

The uncooked tempo of Liel Abada is also most well-liked forward of Daizen Maeda at Ibrox, with Abada proving he’s a participant for the massive event on European nights throughout his quick Celtic profession to date and naturally scoring within the final derby.

While Kyogo is match, in-form Giorgos GIakoumakis is extra more likely to be given the nod.

Provisional Celtic squad

Vasilis Barkas

Joe Hart

Scott Bain

Christopher Jullien

Greg Taylor

Carl Starfelt

Liam Scales

Josip Juranovic

Nir Bitton

Giorgos Giakoumakis

Liel Abada

Ismaila Soro

Kyogo Furuhashi


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Daizen Maeda

James McCarthy


Mikey Johnston

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Matt O’Riley

Reo Hatate

Dane Murray

David Turnbull

Anthony Ralston


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