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HOOPS WAIT FOR LUSTIG

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MIKAEL LUSTIG will be given every chance by Brendan Rodgers to prove he is fit to face Hibs at Easter Road this afternoon.

The Swedish international right-back had to go off with a first-half head knock in the 2-1 defeat to RB Salzburg at Parkhead on Thursday night.

Kristoffer Ajer, making his first appearance since suffering a fractured eye socket in the goalless draw at Livingston last month, replaced the 32-year-old defender for the remainder of the game.

Midfielder Ryan Christie, who was carried off on a stretcher, has an ankle injury and will miss out against Neil Lennon’s men.

The champions can regain pole position in the Premiership if they win in Edinburgh.

Kilmarnock beat Dundee 3-1 at Rugby Park yesterday to take top spot a point ahead of Rodgers’ men, but have played three more games.

SQUAD: Gordon, Lustig, Hendry, Simunovic, Benkovic, Tierney, Rogic, McGregor, Ntcham, Brown, Sinclair, Forrest, Edouard, Bain, Gamboa, Izaguirre, Hayes, Morgan.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report and the best action images from this afternoon’s Hibs v Celtic game at Easter Road – only in your champion CQN.

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