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CONFIRMED: NTCHAM, IZZY RETURN

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OLIVIER NTCHAM and Emilio Izaguirre return to the Celtic line-up for this afternoon’s Premiership encounter against Hibs at Easter Road.

The French midfielder comes in for the unfortunate Ryan Christie, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season following his dreadful facial injury a week ago in the 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final triumph over Aberdeen.

Hondurian international Izaguirre replaces Kieran Tierney who hasn’t been named in the squad.

A win for the the champions in Edinburgh will move them just one victory away from their EIGHTH successive title which could be wrapped up at Parkhead on Saturday when Kilmarnock visit.

Steve Clarke’s line-up will be raVaged with suspensions for first team trio Kirk Broadfoot, Stuart Findlay and Rory McKenzie who were all red-carded in a stormy 1-0 loss against Aberdeen at Rugby Park yesterday.

TEAM: Bain; Lustig, Ajer, Simunovic, Izaguirre; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, McGregor, Hayes; Edouard. Subs: De Vries, Toljan, Benkovic, Sinclair, Rogic, Weah, Burke.

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