REO HATATE makes his long-awaited return to the Celtic midfield for the High Noon showdown against Livingston in West Lothian today.

The Japanese playmaker has played for only 21 minutes this year following a cameo appearance in the 3-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley on January 2.

Hatate, who has been stricken by hamstring and calf problems in an injury-ravaged season, takes his place in the team’s engine room alongside countryman Tomoki Iwata and Matt O’Riley against David Martindale’s side.

Liam Scales is also back and takes over from Stephen Welsh in central defence.

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

Earlier today, we asked you how much you could remember about recent games against David Martindale’s club in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

SPOT ON…Reo Hatate gets the ball rolling as he converts a penalty-kick in Celtic’s 3-0 at at Livingston in September. (See Question No.1.)


1: Who scored a penalty-kick for Celtic in the 3-0 win in September?

2: Referee John Beaton sent off which Celtic player in the same game?

3: Can you remember who scored a rare goal in the Hoops’ 2-0 win at Parkhead before the turn of the year?

4: Which Celtic player claimed a hat-trick in the 4-2 Scottish Cup win over Livi three weeks ago?

5: Who netted the clinching fourth goal to send the holders through to a semi-final date with Aberdeen next month?


1: Reo Hatate.

2: Joe Hart.

3: Liam Scales.

4: Daizen Maeda.

5: Kyogo Furuhashi.

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

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report and best action images from Livingston v Celtic this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.

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