LIEL ABADA, who netted a double in Celtic’s 4-0 League Cup quarter-final win over Motherwell at Fir Park last month, is a starter in the Premiership meeting at the same venue tonight.

The Israel international winger came on as a substitute at the weekend and netted the final goal deep in stoppage-time in the 4-2 win over Dundee United at Parkhead.

Ange Postecoglou has given Abada the nod to come into the line-up for the kick-off as one of six changes from Saturday.

TWO FOR THE ROAD…two-goal Liel Abada and Kyogo Furuhashi, who claimed the fourth strike, celebrate at Fir Park last month.

The wide Bhoy came on against the Tannadice side along with Greg Taylor and Kyogo Furuhashi and they, too, will start against Well. Josip Juranovic, Carl Starfelt and Aaron Mooy also come into the team.

The champions go into the encounter with Steven Hammell’s outfit with a seven-point advantage at the Premiership pinnacle.

TEAM: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Mooy, O’Riley, Hatate; Abada, Kyogo, Jota. Subs: Siegrist, Ralston, Jenz, Abildgaard, Turnbull, Forrest, Maeda, Hakšabanović and Giakoumakis.

JOY BHOYS…David Turnbull is joined by Tom Rogic, Anthony Ralston and Callum McGregor after scoring in the 2-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park last season.

Earlier today, we asked these five questions in CQN‘s new fun 5-Minute Quiz.

1: Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 in their first league meeting at Fir Park in October last year. Can you name the goalscorers?

2: Which Celtic player hit the only goal of the game when the teams met at Parkhead in December?

3: Two Celtic players hit doubles when Ange Postecoglou’s men celebrated Flag Day on May 14 with a 6-0 win. Can you name them?

4: Celtic emerged with a 4-0 victory in the League Cup quarter-final in Lanarkshire last month. Please name the goalscorers.

5: Celtic have bought players from Motherwell over the years with Joe McBride the first from Jock Stein in 1965. Can you name the last player signed by the club from the Fir Park side?


1: Filipe Jota, David Turnbull.

2: Tom Rogic.

3: Kyogo Furuhashi, Giorgos Giakoumakis.

4: Liel Abada (2), Reo Hatate, Kyogo.

5: David Turnbull, £2.75million on August 2020.

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