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CONFIRMED: EDOUARD RETURNS

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ODSONNE EDOUARD returns to lead the Celtic attack in the Europa League third qualifier against FC Riga in Latvia tonight.

The French striker was rested for the 3-2 win over Livingston at the weekend, but gets the nod to help guide the Hoops through to next week’s play-off stage.

Edouard is one of three changes from the Premiership victory at Parkhead on Saturday with the versatile Nir Bitton and James Forrest also coming into Neil Lennon’s line-up.

Hatem Abd Elhamed, Jeremie Frimpong and Albian Ajet, who hit the winner against the West Lothian outfit, drop to the substitutes’ bench.

If the Hoops progress, they will travel to face either FK Sarajevo, of Bosnia, or Montenegro’s Buducnost Podgorica a week tonight.

TEAM: Barkas; Bitton, Duffy, Ajer; Forrest, Brown, McGregor, Ntcham, Taylor; Christie, Edouard. Subs: Bain, Ajeti, Klimala, Turnbull, Elyounoussi, Frimpong, Elhamed.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from FC Riga v Celtic this evening – only in your champion CQN.

 
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