JOHN GUIDETTI is in line for an instant reward for his spectacular last-gasp leveller against Inter Milan by getting the nod to lead the line against Hamilton at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.
The Swede has had to be content with a place on the subs’ bench against St Johnstone and the Italians with Leigh Griffiths in pole position.
However, Guidetti, who hadn’t scored since netting a penalty-kick in a 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Hearts at Tynecastle in November, could return to the starting line-up against Accies.
Ronny Deila said: “John had a period where he was a little bit frustrated, but he has stepped it up in the last few weeks. It’s going to be tough to take the right decisions because we are going to play so many matches, so we will pick the team we believe to be the best.
“We have to think about Celtic as a team, that the squad fights for each other and you put the team in front of yourself. It could be switched around on Sunday.”
Kris Commons, who has missed the games against Partick Thistle, St Johnstone and Inter with a hamstring injury, has recovered and is also in contention for a starting position against the team who won 1-0 in Glasgow in October.
It looks as though James Forrest may be available, too, but Charlie Mulgrew and Mikael Lustig will miss out again through injury.
Domestically, Celtic have won eight games in a row and the goal they lost to St Johnstone last weekend was their first in 817 minutes of football.
Deila is determined to eradicate defensive mistakes after being unhappy with how easily Inter scored their goals in Glasgow, but admitted he will accept victories whichever way they come.
The Norwegian added: “There is always a balance between attacking and defending, but I would rather win 4-3 than 1-0.
“We want to attack and be offensive, but the goals we lost against Inter were too easy.
“It was a good performance when you think how hard it is to score against Italian teams. You have to keep believing in what you’re doing. That’s what the team did.
“But we know that the league is the most important thing and this Sunday is more important in my mind than Thursday.”