DAIZEN MAEDA, Celtic’s matchwinner against Motherwell in midweek, is on from the start for the visit of Ross County this afternoon.

The Japanese raider came on as a substitute at Fir Park to claim the eventual points-clincher in the 2-1 victory with a superb effort six minutes from the end.

Maeda is one of six changes made by Ange Postecoglou for the Hoops’ last match before the month-long World Cup break.

His countryman Kyogo Furuhashi, who netted the opening goal against Steven Hammell’s side, is also in at the kick-off.

TEAM: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Bernabei; Turnbull, O’Riley, Hatate; Maeda, Kyogo, Haksabanovic. Subs: Siegrist, Taylor, Starfelt, Giakoumakis, Abada, Mooy, Jota, Abildgaard, Forrest.

AIR WE GO…Moritz Jenz outjumps friend and foe to head in Celtic’s second goal in their 3-1 league win over Ross County in Dingwall in August.

Earlier today, we asked you how much you can you remember about past events involving the Highland outfit in our new CQN fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.


1: Which Celtic player scored a debut goal against County in the Hoops’ 3-0 win at Parkhead in September last year?

2: Which Celtic player scored a debut goal against the Highlanders in the visitors’ 3-1 win in Dingwall in August this year?

3: Who scored Celtic’s stoppage-time winner in the dramatic 2-1 triumph last December?

4: Can you name the scorers in the holders’ 4-1 League Cup victory on August 31?

5: County boss Malky Mackay left Celtic in September 1998 for Norwich City in a £350,000 move. He played for two other English clubs. Can you name them?


1: Cameron Carter-Vickers.

2: Moritz Jenz.

3: Anthony Ralston.

4: Callum McGregor, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Daizen Maeda and James Forrest.

5: West Ham and Watford.

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