CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers has brought back Tomoki Iwata to face Motherwell in the midday kick-off at Fir Park this afternoon.

The Japanese midfield anchorman comes in beside Callum McGregor and Matt O’Riley while Alistair Johnston also returns after injury to replace Anthony Ralston at right-back.

Maik Nawrocki partners Liam Scales in central defence with the injured Stephen Welsh dropping out while Nicolas Kuhn plays from the start.

COMEBACK BHOY…Tomoki Iwata gets the nod to face Motherwell.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Luis Palma, Adam Idah and Ralston are named among the stand-by squad.

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

Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent encounters with the Lanarkshire outfit in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

VICTOR AND VILLIAN…Luis Palma celebrates his goal at Fir Park in September, but had different luck against Motherwell at Parkhead two months later. (See Questions 1 and 3.)


1: Matt O’Riley took the headlines in the previous encounter at Fir Park this season, but who netted Celtic’s first goal?

2: Who claimed Celtic’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Well at Parkhead?

3: Who missed a penalty-kick for the hosts in the same game?

4: Which Celtic player was loaned to the Fir Park side in January?

5: Former Well midfielder David Turnbull left Celtic in January in a £2million switch to an English Championship club. Was it: B: Coventry City; B: Cardiff City or C: Blackburn Rovers?


1: Luis Palma.

2: David Turnbull (pen).

3: Luis Palma.

4: Adam Montgomery.

5: B: Cardiff City.

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 Motherwell v Celtic this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.

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