LIEL ABADA returns to Ange Postecoglou’s starting line-up for the friendly against Blackburn Rovers at Parkhead this afternoon.

The Israeli winger came on a substitute and scored the final goal in the 4-2 win over Banik Ostrava in the Czech Republic and keeps his place with James Forrest among the substitutes.

Celtic go into the encounter on the back of netting 14 goals in their three warm-up outings so far – Weiner Viking (7-0) and Rapid Vienna (3-3) in Austria and then the four strikes in midweek.

Postecoglou will take his side to Poland on Wednesday for the Artur Boruc Testimonial Match against Legia Warsaw before they return to take on second Championship opposition in Norwich City a week from today.

TEAM: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Taylor; Turnbull, McGregor, O’Riley; Abada, Kyogo, Jota. Subs: Bain, Siegrist, Oluwayemi, Jullien, McCarthy, Johnston, Ideguchi, Kenny, Bernabie, Urhoghide, Maeda, Forrest, Lawal, Ralston, Vata.

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