LIEL ABADA has been given the nod to face Hibs at Easter Road tonight with James Forrest dropping to the bench from the team that beat St Johnstone 4-1 at Parkhead at the weekend.

Ironically, the evergreen winger netted a hat-trick the last time the teams met in Glasgow in October when the Hoops won 6-1.

On this occasion, though, Abada will take his place on the right flank with Daizen Maeda on the left.

Reo Hatate continues at right-back although Josip Juranovic is included in the match day squad as a substitute after returning from the World Cup Finals in Qatar.

TEAM: Hart; Hatate, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Mooy, McGregor, O’Riley; Abada, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Siegrist, Jenz, Giakoumakis, Jota, Bernabei, Abildgaard, Forrest, Vata, Juranovic.

Earlier today, we asked you how much you remembered about past connections involving the Edinburgh outfit in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.

Now we repeat the questions and provide the answers.

Hope you did well!

HAMPDEN HAT-TRICK HERO…Dixie Deans is congratulated by Lou Macari and Jimmy Johnstone after completing his hat-trick in Celtic’s 6-1 Scottish Cup win over Hibs in 1972. Billy McNeill is about to join in. (See Question 4.)


1: Which famous Celtic goalscorer left the Hoops for Hibs in 1968?

2: James Forrest fired in a hat-trick to take him onto the 100-goal mark when Celtic beat Hibs 6-1 in Glasgow a couple of months ago. Can you name the other Celtic marksmen that day?

3: Celtic beat Hibs 3-1 at Easter Road in October last year. Can you remember the Hoops’ scorers?

4: A Celtic player scored Cup Final hat-tricks against Hibs in 1972 and 1974. Can you name the striker?

5: Which new Bhoy scored his first-ever goal for the club when they beat Hibs 2-0 at Parkhead on January 17 this year?


1: Joe McBride.

2: Giorgos Giakoumakis (2) and Daizen Maeda.

3: Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyogo Furuhashi.

4: Dixie Deans: hat-tricks v Hibs in 1972 Scottish Cup Final (6-1) and 1974 League Cup Final (6-3).

5: Daizen Maeda. 

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