JAMES FORREST gets the nod from Brendan Rodgers to start for the second successive game when he lines up against Hearts at Parkhead this afternoon.

The Scotland international forward was the two-goal hero in the team’s 2-1 victory over Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday following an impressive display – and another vital strike – in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen the previous weekend.

Fit-again Daizen Maeda gets a berth among the substitutes after the Japanese winger’s remarkable recovery from a hamstring injury.

The champions are three points ahead and can go six in front with their nearest challengers from Ibrox playing tomorrow against Kilmarnock in Govan.

TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Kuhn, Kyogo, Forrest. Subs: Bain, Palma, Idah, Yang, Nawrocki, Iwata, Bernardo, Maeda and Ralston.

Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about past associations with the Edinburgh club in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.

Now we repeat the questions and provide the answers.

HIT…Oh Hyeon-gyu nets the champions’ second goal past Hearts keeper Zander Clark as Celtic seal the title last season. (See Question 2.)

MISS…Reo Hatate smacks his penalty-kick off the post in Celtic’s 4-1 win in October at Tynecastle. (See Question 4.)


1: Celtic were introduced to VAR at Tynecastle on October 22 2022 and won 4-3 after a series of controversies related to new technology. Who scored the winning goal that landmark afternoon?

2: Celtic clinched last season’s title at Tynecastle with a 2-0 triumph on May 7. Kyogo Furuhashi netted the opener, but who claimed the clinching second strike?

3: Brendan Rodgers watched the Hoops romp to a 4-1 win at Hearts in October last year. Matt O’Riley, Daizen Maeda and Kyogo were on the scoresheet. Which player netted his first-ever Hoops goal in the win?

4: Two Celtic players have missed penalty-kicks against Hearts this season. Can you name the spot-kick culprits?

5: Which former Hearts player was a Celtic Invincible in the team’s all-conquering season of 2016/17?


1: Greg Taylor.

2: Oh Hyeon-gyu.

3: Tomoki Iwata.

4: Reo Hatate (4-1) and Adam Idah (0-2), both at Tynecastle.

5: Craig Gordon.

Well done if you got five out of five. Go to the top of the class!

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

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