JOE HART is back in the Celtic goal for the Premiership encounter against Hearts at Tynecastle this afternoon.

The 35-year-old 75 times-capped England international keeper takes over from Benji Siegrist who played in the 4-0 Premier Sports League Cup quarter-final win over Motherwell at Fir Park in midweek.

Hart is one of SIX changes made by Ange Postecoglou for the 12.30pm clash in the capital.

BLOWING IN THE WIND…Giorgos Giakoumakis blows kisses to the Celtic fans after scoring in the 5-0 win at Kilmarnock in August.

Anthony Ralston, Alexandro Bernabei, James Forrest, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Daizen Maeda also return to the starting line-up.

This is the second meeting with Robbie Neilson’s side this season. The champions won the first 2-0 in the east end of Glasgow in August with goals from Kyogo Furuhashi and Giakoumakis.

A victory today will put the title winners five points clear at the top with their nearest challengers kicking off against Livingston at Ibrox at 3pm.

TEAM: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Bernabei; Mooy, O’Riley, Hatate; Forrest, Giakoumakis, Maeda. Subs: Siegrist, Taylor, Kyogo, Haksabanovic, Abada, McCarthy, Ideguchi, Abildgaard, Juranovic.

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