DEDRYCK BOYATA, who has missed the last four games since being injured in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Airdrie on January 19, will make his return against Hibs at Parkhead tonight.
The Belgian international central defender was expected to be out for at least another couple of weeks, but was given the green light to face the Easter Road men.
Boyata’s timing is good with the Hoops without Kristoffer Ajer who was red-carded in stoppage time during Sunday’s 2-0 victory over St Johnstone .
Timothy Weah, who set up the first goal for James Forrest and scored the second in Perth, is in from the start while Jermey Toljan also makes his home debut after coming on at the interval for the injured Mikael Lustig against the Saints.
Vakoun Issouf Bayo, the £2million Ivorian international striker, got the the nod to start on the bench.
TEAM: Bain; Toljan, Simunovic, Boyata, Izaguirre; Brown, McGregor; Weah, Christie, Sinclair; Burke. Subs: Gordon, Bitton, Bayo, Hayes, Lustig, Henderson and Johnston.
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