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CONFIRMED: IT’S SKIPPER SINCLAIR

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SCOTT SINCLAIR will captain Celtic against Hearts this afternoon as Neil Lennon takes the opportunity to rest Scott Brown.

The interim manager has made a raft of changes ahead of the Scottish Cup Final against the Edinburgh outfit at Hampden on Saturday.

Lennon has made seven changes from the line-up at Ibrox as the club bring down the curtain on their eighth successive title-winning campaign.

Anthony Ralston come in at right-back in place of Mikael Lustig while on-loan Borussia Dortmund defender Jeremy Toljan slots in at No.3 for Jonny Hayes, who deputised for the injured Kieran Tierney last week. Filip Benkovic replaces fellow-Croat Jozo SImunovic at centre-back while Olivier Ntcham and Nir Bitton take deep midfield roles with Ewan Henderson just ahead of them.

Oliver Burke, who is poised to return to West Brom when his temporary transfer expires at the end of the month, leads the attack instead of Odsonne Edouard.

Lennon has also included four Celtic Academy kids with Daniel Church, Stephen Welsh, Armstrong Oko-Flex and Karamoko Dembele names among the substitutes.

TEAM: Bain; Ralston, Benkovic, Ajer, Toljan; Bitton, Ntcham; Johnston, Henderson, Sinclair; Burke. Subs: De Vries, Simunovic, Church, Welsh, McGregor, Oko-Flex, Dembele

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