ARGENTINIAN new Bhoy Alexandro Bernabei will make his Celtic debut in tonight’s friendly against Wiener Viktoria in Austria.

Ange Postecoglou has overlooked the club’s international stars such as skipper Callum McGregor, Anthony Ralson, Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Josip Juranovic and Giorgos Giakoumakis who were allowed time off and missed the opening pre-season sessions at Lennoxtown last week.

Filipe Jota, who just agreed a £6.5million switch from Benfica on Friday, is also missing from the starting line-up.

COMEBACK BHOY…Christopher Jullien will start his first Cetic game for 18 months.

However, £3.75million left-back Bernabei will be in from the start while Christopher Jullien, who looked to be on his way to Schalke, also gets a place at kick-off.

Yosuke Ideguchi will play alongside ex-Watford kid Bosun Lawal, while James McCarthy also plays in midfield.

Young Irishman Johnny Kenny, who arrived in a £600,000 deal at the turn of the year, will lead the attack.

TEAM: Hart; Urhogide, Jullien, Bernabei; Lawal, McCarthy, Ideguchi, Hatate; Forrest, Kenny, Johnston. Subs: Siegrist, Oluwayemi, Dede, Anderson, Shaw, Summers, Vata, Ajeti, Moffat.

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