KYOGO FURUHASHI has overcome his hamstring problems to lead the Celtic attack against Hibs in the Premier Sports League Cup Final at Hampden this afternoon.

The 14-goal Japanese striker missed the Premiership wins over Motherwell and Ross County after limping off in the 3-2 victory over Real Betis.

The return of Kyogo will be a major boost for Ange Postecoglou who also welcomes back Greg Taylor, Tom Rogic and Mikey Johnston.

Surprisingly, Anthony Ralston, who notched the stoppage-time points-clincher in Dingwall in midweek, drops to the substitute bench with Josip Juranovic taking over his slot on the right-hand side of the defence.

Postecoglou is now within 90 minutes of his first piece of silverware since his arrival in June and the Parkhead side go into the second encounter against the Edinburgh outfit off the back of a 3-1 triumph at Easter Road in October.

TEAM: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Turnbull, Rogic, McGregor; Abada, Kyogo, Johnston. Subs: Bain, Scales, Bitton, McCarthy, Shaw, Montgomery, Ralston, Welsh and Moffat.

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