TOM ROGIC will partner skipper Scott Brown in midfield against Kilmarnock at Parkhad this afternoon.

The Australian World Cup playmaker takes the place of Olivier Ntcham who toiled to make an impression against Hibs in the goalless draw at Easter Road last week.

The £4.5million Frenchman is on the substitutes’ bench in what will be an emotional day inside Paradise as the club mark the passing of Billy McNeill who died on Monday evening at the age of 79.

Ahead of the game, Neil Lennon said he expected his side to feed off the emotional atmosphere and honour the club legend with a win that would see the Hoops go 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership and move a step closer to their eighth successive league title.

Scott Sinclair also returns to the line-up with Jonny Hayes among the stand-by squad.

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

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Celtic v Kilmarnock this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.


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