MIKEY JOHNSTON and Jozo Simunovic return for Celtic in tonight’s crucial Champions League third round qualifier against Cluj at a sell-out Parkhead.

The winger, who has been in sparkling form since the season’s kick-off, missed last week’s 1-1 first leg draw in Romania as well as the 5-2 Premiership victory over Motherwell on Saturday.

Simunovic, who limped out of the opening tie again Dan Petrescu’s side and was suspended for the game at Fir Park, is also back to take his place in central defence.

Neil Lennon has rewarded Olivier Ntcham for his excellent form and is in at the start, too, against the dangerous Romanians. Boli Bolingoli, who has had a mixed start to his career since his £3million arrival from Rapid Vienna last month, is on the substitutes’ bench.

He is joined by Leigh Griffiths with Odsonne Edouard leading the attack.

A positive result fr the Hoops will give them a place in the play-offs against Slavia Prague with the riches of the group stages only two ties away.

TEAM: Bain; Elhamed, Ajer, Simunovic; Brown, Christie; Forrest, Ntcham, McGregor, Johnston; Edouard. Subs: Gordon, Jullien, Bitton, Bolingoli, Morgan, Bayo, Griffiths

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