FRASER FORSTER, who agreed a season-long loan to return to Celtic on Thursday, will make his first appearance in five years against Hearts at Parkhead this afternoon.
The skyscraper keeper, who left in a £10million deal for Southampton in 2014, goes straight into Neil Lennon’s side for the visit of Craig Levein’s outfit.
There was also a surprise first start for Ivorian striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo who has made only three substitute appearances for the Hoops since his £2million arrival in January.
Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths, with Thursday’s Europa League return against AIK in Stockholm in mind, were on the bench.
Nir Bitton also replaced the injured Jozo Simunovic in the centre of defence where he partnered £7million Christopher Jullien.
Olivier Ntcham also got the nod to get in at the start with Mikey Johnston also moving to stand-by.
Celtic have won nine and drawn one in their last 10 home meetings with the Edinburgh side.
TEAM: Forster; Ajer, Jullien, Bitton, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Ntcham, Christie; Bayo. Subs: Gordon, Ralston, Hayes, Shved, Johnston, Griffiths, Edouard
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