CELTIC captain Callum McGregor and top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi are in the running to start against Aberdeen for the noon kick-off at Pittodrie today.

The Scotland international midfielder and the Japanese striker do not appear to have suffered any reactions to their comeback appearances in the 4-0 loss against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League Group G in Glasgow on Thursday night.

McGregor, sidelined for four games, and Kyogo, who was out for five, were withdrawn before the end of a disappointing evening for the Hoops, but should be again in from the start against former onfield leader Scott Brown and the Dons team-mates as the Parkhead men search for their first away Premiership victory of the campaign.

TWIST AND SHOT…Kyogo Furuhashi fires in a left-foot drive against Bayer Leverkusen which was saved by the keeper.

Greek hitman Giorgos Giakoumakis made a 17-minute cameo appearance against the Bundesliga for his first outing for the Hoops since his £2.5million arrival.

Last season’s 26-goal leading scorer in the Eredivisie with VVV-Venlo could get some game time against Stephen Glass’ side who have gone eight matches without a win.


Joe Hart. Scott Bain, Vasilis Barkas, Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh, Adam Montgomery, Liam Scales, Osaze Urhoghide, Boli Bolingoli, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull, James McCarthy, Tom Rogic, Ismaila Soro, Nir Bitton, Liam Shaw, Liel Abada, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Kyogo Furuhashi, Albian Ajeti and Filipe Jota.

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