BRENDAN RODGERS is likely to continue with the twin central defensive partnership of Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata against Caley Thistle in Inverness tonight.
Croatian Under-21 international Joze Simunovic, who sat out the 2-0 win over Hamilton Accies at the weekend, is still struggling with a leg injury.
Rejuvenated winger James Forrest – who didn’t last 10 minutes against Accies before limping off following a crunching tackle from Danny Redmond – is awaiting results of a scan on a knee, but is also likely to be sidelined.
Patrick Roberts is also struggling with a groin complaint and that could mean another first team appearance for Gary Mackay-Steven, who replaced Forrest on Saturday.
Caley boss Richie Foran will have to make a change in his defence with on-loan Jamie McCart unavailable to play against his parent club.
The reigning champions can stretch their lead at the top to 27 points over Aberdeen, who lost 1-0 to Hamilton Accies last night.
Celtic have won their last 21 games in the Premiership and are unbeaten in 32 domestic outings this season.