LIEL ABADA returns to the Celtic line-up for the first Glasgow derby of the season at Ibrox this afternoon.
The Israeli winger, who comes in for South Korean Yang Hyun-jun, is the only change from the side that drew 0-0 with St Johnstone last weekend.
Abada will be hoping to stage an action replay of exactly a year ago when he fired in a double against the Govan side in a four-goal mauling at Parkhead.
There is also a place on the bench for £3.5million Hondurian international Luis Palma who arrived during the week.
Nat Phillips and Paulo Bernardo, signed from Liverpool and Benfica respectively, are not included in the match day squad.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Lagerbielke, Scales, Taylor; Turnbull, McGregor, O’Riley; Abada, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Palma, Yang, Holm, Kobayashi, Oh, Kwon, Bernabei, Ralston.

Earlier today, we asked you how much you could remember about recent encounters against the Govan club in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

SIGNS ARE GOOD…Kyogo Furuhashi is congratulated by Greg Taylor after scoring the first of his double in the 2-1 Viaplay League Cup Final triumph over Michael Beale’s Ibrox outfit at Hampden in February. (See Question 4.)


1: True or false: Craig Gordon kept goal for Celtic in all of Brendan Rodgers’ 13 games against the Ibrox side?

2: Celtic went to the top of the Premiership for the first time in 18 months following a 3-0 win over Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s outfit at Parkhead on February 2 2022. Which player celebrated his debut in this fixture with a double?

3: Ange Postecoglou’s third Glasgow derby was at Ibrox on April 3 2022 when Celtic won 2-1. Who were the Hoops marksmen?

4: Celtic played Michael Beale’s side in the Viaplay League Cup Final on February 26 this year. Who scored both Hoops goals in a 2-1 victory?

5: Which Celtic player, no longer at the club, netted once in the 3-2 league win at Parkhead on April 8?


1: False.Craig Gordon played in 11 of the 13 games. The Scotland international keeper missed the first one, the 5-1 win at Parkhead on September 10 2016. Dorus de Vries was in goal that afternoon. Scott Bain had the gloves in the 3-2 victory on March 11 2018 at Ibrox.

2: Reo Hatate.

3: Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers.

4: Kyogo Furuhashi.

5: Filipe Jota.

Well done if you got five out of five – go to the top of the class!

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