Celtic will be hoping for a similar performance and result as that on Tuesday when they hammered Hamilton 8-1.

Ronny Deila didn’t get carried away and even with eight goals, he still demanded from his players on the night.

Many of the players on display put on a show for those in Paradise on a bitterly cold Tuesday night – and will hope for more of the same on Saturday afternoon against St Johnstone.

Th Saints are currently in a rocky patch of form, winning just once since December, including a 3-0 loss at home to Celtic but still sit in a promising fourth position.


Tom Rogic is a doubt after he twisted his ankle and led to him being substituted at half-time on Tuesday.

Jozo Simunovic is also available after being replaced at half-time on Tuesday as a precaution because of a tight hamstring.

New signing Erik Sviatchenko will be introduced to the fans at Parkhead but is not yet ready to play and Dedryck Boyata will take week to recover from his hamstring issue.

Midfielder Scott Brown and utility man Charlie Mulgrew haven’t recovered from their knee and thigh injuries respectively, while Ryan Christie is working on his fitness after suffering a knee injury in November.

Ronny Deila also reiterated that Stefan Johansen is not for sale, despite reports linking him with a move away.

St Johnstone

Darnell Fisher, who is on loan from Celtic, misses out against his parent club while Chris Millar remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Michael O’Halloran returns to the St Johnstone squad after clubs who showed interest in him failed to follow up with a reasonable bid.