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ERIK, DEDRYCK POISED FOR GREEN LIGHT AGAINST CALEY

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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.

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