YUKI KOBAYASHI will make his Celtic debut against St Mirren in the Premiership at Parkhead tonight.
However, there is no sign of striker Giorgos Giakoumakis in Ange Postecoglou’s match day squad of 20 which includes another J-League recruit in midfielder Tomoki Iwata who is among the stand=by squad for the first time..
Left-sided defender Kobayashi is one of four changes from the team that beat Kilmarnock 2-0 in the Viaplay Cup semi-final at Hampden on Saturday.
Alistair Johnston comes in at right-back with Josip Juranovic listed on the opposite flank. Liel Abada and Matt O’Riley also start.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Juranovic; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Abada, Kyogo, Jota. Subs: Bain, Haksabanovic, Mooy, Turnbull, Iwata, Maeda, Forrest, Ralston, Welsh.
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent games against the Paisley side on CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
We now repeat the questions and provide the answers.
ON THE MARK…goalscoring hero David Turnbull. (See Question 3.)
1: Celtic had gone 38 league games without defeat until they lost 2-0 to St Mirren in Paisley in September. Who had been the last team to beat the Hoops?
2: Who were the Celtic centre-backs in the loss earlier in the season?
3: Celtic walloped St Mirren 6-0 in August 2021. Can you name the Hoops player who netted a hat-trick that afternoon?
4: Which Celtic player scored his last goal for the club in the same game?
5: Celtic’s first game after winning the Premier Sports League Cup in the 2-1 victory over Hibs on December 19 2021 was against St Mirren at Paisley. Can you remember the score?
1: Livingston 1-0 September 19 2021.
2: Stephen Welsh and Moritz Jenz.
3: David Turnbull.
4: Odsonne Edouard.
Go to the top of the class if you scored five out of five!
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