ALEXANDRO BERNABEI is standing by for a rare first-team start in the Glasgow derby tomorrow afternoon.
The Argentinian left-back scored a screamer of a goal to seal Celtic’s 2-0 win against Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday.
Bernabei had been introduced as a second-half substitute for Scotland international Greg Taylor who limped off after a clash with his opposite number Connor Randall.
The attack-minded £3.75million recruit from top-flight side Lanus in the summer was impressive during his half-an-hour of action.
BY THE LEFT…Alexandro Bernabei takes off as he lets fly with an unstoppable drive for Celtic’s second goal over Ross County in Dingwall.
Taylor has been rated in the doubtful category since the start of the week and skipper Callum McGregor, speaking to the Scottish Sun, said: “The guys have been working hard and the manager has been big on players taking their chance when they get it.
“When someone is out, it’s an opportunity for someone else.
“You saw it last weekend when Alexandro Bernabei scored from the bench.
“It was always going to take him some time to settle on and off the pitch.
“If he is needed to play, I am sure he will be more than ready.
”We have had really high numbers with players coming on and impacting games.”
Bernabei last got the nod from Ange Postecoglou to be in at the kick-off in the 3-1 league win over Hearts at Parkhead a month ago.
In all, the 22-year-old South American defender – the first Argentine to play for Celtic – has started 10 games in 16 appearances since his arrival in June on a five-year contract.