CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers gives a vote of confidence to Paulo Bernardo against Hibs at Easter Road this afternoon.

The on-loan Benfica midfielder again gets the nod to play in place of the injured Reo Hatate after replacing the Japanese playmaker in the 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid in midweek.

The champions have the opportunity to go 10 points clear the top with their nearest challengers taking on Hearts, walloped 4-1 by the Hoops a week ago in Edinburgh, at Ibrox tomorrow.

TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Bernardo; Maeda, Kyogo, Palma. Subs: Bain, Phillips, Yang, Turnbull, Oh, Iwata, Forrest, Ralston and M Johnston.

Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about past connections with Hibs in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

THREE CHEERS…Dixie Deans is congratulated by Lou Macari and Jimmy Johnstone after scoring one of his hat-trick against Hibs in the 6-1 Scottish Cup Final triumph in 1972. Skipper Billy McNeill is about to join in. (See Question 1.)


1: Who was the Celtic striker who scored hat-tricks against Hibs in two Cup Finals at Hampden in the seventies?

2: A Lisbon Lion played against Celtic in the Hoops’ 6-1 win over the Easter Road side in the 1972 Scottish Cup Final. Can you name him?

3: Who is the former Scotland international keeper who played for both Celtic and Hibs?

4: Which Celtic player scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 Premiership victory over the Easter Road side at Parkhead last season?

5: Which Celtic player was red-carded in the champions’ previous game at Easter Road on May 24?


1: Dixie Deans: three goals in 6-1 Scottish Cup Final 1972 and another trio in 6-3 League Cup Final 1974.

2: Bertie Auld.

3: Alan Rough.

4: James Forrest.

5: Daizen Maeda.

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

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report and best action images from Hibs v Celtic this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.

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