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CONFIRMED: SIMUNOVIC, BURKE RETURN

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BRENDAN RODGERS has brought in Jozo Simunovic and Oliver Burke to his startling line-up against Valencia in tonight’s last-32 tie at the Mestalla.

The Croatian central defender was left out of the squad for Sunday’s dramatic 1-0 win over Kilmarnock due to the plastic surface at Rugby Park while the Scotland international forward came on as a second-half substitute.

Jonny Hayes, who put in a good shift against Killie, keeps the left-back spot while Emilio Izaguirre is named among the substitutes.

The Hoops, 2-0 down from last week’s first leg, have never won on Spanish soil.

TEAM: Bain; Toljan, Simunovic, Boyata, Ajer, Hayes; Forrest, Brown, McGregor, Christie; Burke. Subs: Gordon, Lustig, Izaguirre, Sinclair, Johnston, Weah, Edouard

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