JONNY HAYES will make his first competitive appearance of the year when he lines up against Livingston at Parkhead this afternoon.

The 31-year-old Irish winger has been out since sustaining a broken leg in the 2-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park on Boxing Day.

Hayes’ inclusion is one of four changes to the team that earned a goalless draw against Rosenborg in Trondheim in midweek – Mikael Lustig, Tom Rogic and Jozo Simunovic also return with Cristian Gamboa, Kieran Tierney, Jack Hendry and Scott Sinclair dropping out.

TEAM: Gordon; Lustig, Ajer, Simunovic; Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, Hayes; Rogic, McGregor, Edouard. Subs: Bain, Hendry, Griffiths, Sinclair, Christie, Tierney, Johnston.

* IT’S THE BIG KICK-OFF TO THE NEW PREMIERSHIP SEASON! Don’t miss the best match report and top pictures from the Celtic v Livingston opener at Parkhead this afternoon – stay on the ball with your champion CQN!

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