After Celtic’s second game in the month of December was cancelled, they will he hoping to get back to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

Wednesday evening’s game against Dundee was called off due to a waterlogged pitch which may have worked in Ronny Deila’s favour due to the number of injuries in the squad.

Celtic haven’t been beaten by Partick Thistle in over 20 years and Deila will be hoping to keep that run going on Saturday in the Glasgow derby.

Partick Thistle are the in-form team in the league at the moment, and haven’t lost since the end of October in a 4-0 loss to Hearts.

Alan Archibald could well be the manager of the month for a second consecutive month having been awarded the honour for November.


Dedryck Boyata suffered a grade one muscle tear and is expected to miss around three weeks of action which will give Efe Ambrose a chance to impress.

Stuart Armstrong will be available for selection against next week after picking up a back injury during last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Hearts.

Leigh Griffiths returned to training on Thursday and could return to action against Partick Thistle after missing the last three games with a calf injury.

Ronny Deila will also be hoping that Kris Commons will have recovered from an ankle injury that kept him out of the Hearts game last weekend.

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Muzz Dumbuya (shoulder) and Callum Booth (shin) both picked up knocks last time out at Pittodrie stalemate while Gary Fraser missed that game after his ankle problem flared up earlier this week.

Sean Welsh returns after suspension but long-term injury victim Christie Elliott (back) definitely misses out.