BENKOVIC, MULUMBU IN LINE FOR DEBUTS

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BRENDAN RODGERS has brought new Bhoys Filip Benkovic and Youssouf Mulumbu into his Celtic squad for tonight’s Premiership game against St Mirren in Paisley.

The Hoops boss is looking forward to his first visit to the ground since his arrival in May 2016 and there could be debuts for the two players who were brought in on the final day of the transfer window.

Croatian central defender Benkovic agreed a one-season loan deal from Leicester City while midfielder Mulumbu signed a two-year contract as he arrived as a free agent after an impressive six months at Kilmarnock last season.

STANDING BY…Filip Benkovic who could face Saints tonight.

Striker Leigh Griffiths, who limped off at the interval in Scotland’s 4-0 loss against Belgium at Hampden a week ago, has also been declared fit as the champions prepare to get back to domestic duties.

Rodgers said: “Leigh is fine. He trained well these last few days. The new signings are both in the squad.”

Mikael Lustig sustained an injury playing for Sweden and could be a doubt which may open the door for Benkovic, a £13million signing from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer, to make his first appearance.

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