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CONFIRMED: ELYOUNOUSSI IN, GRIFF OUT

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MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI returns to the starting line-up for Celtic’s crucial Premiership encounter against Livingston in West Lothian tonight.

The Norwegian international replaces Ligh Griffiths as the only change from the side that beat St Johnstone 1-0 in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

The Scotland star drops to the bench for the match against Gary Holt’s outfit who produced a shock 2-0 win at the same venue earlier in the campaign.

Ryan Christie, who scored the only goal of the game at McDiarmid Park, will be looking to get on the scoresheet again for what would be his 20th strike this season.

The playmaker was red-carded in the first-half of the champions’ only away loss of the domestic scene so far.

The last time the sides met was back in November at Celtic Park, when the Hoops won 4-0, with James Forrest grabbing a double. He is back in his usual place after a scare following a wayward challenge from Jamie McCart at the weekend.

TEAM: Forster; Bitton, Jullien, Ajer; Forrest, Brown, McGregor, Christie, Taylor; Edouard, Elyounoussi. Subs: Gordon, Griffiths, Bayo, Hayes, Rogic, Frimpong, Elhamed.

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