Celtic will look to put Sunday’s defeat firmly behind them on Wednesday night when they travel to Pittodrie.

Ronny Deila will be looking for a reaction for his players after their semi-final loss to Ross County but knows it won’t be easy against their nearest challengers for the league.

The last time the Hoops made the trip in September they fell to a 2-1 defeat but won the same fixture 3-1 at Paradise in October.

Derek McInnes’ men will have no pressure or expectation on them to win, but a loss could dampen their hopes of a first league title since 1985.


Jozo Simunovic is out injured for four to six weeks with knee medial ligament damage.

Therefore, Erik Sviatchenko will most certainly make his debut after impressing on Sunday.

Kris Commons is still recovering from his muscle strain and Tom Rogic is recovering from a twisted ankle but neither are expected to feature tomorrow.

After coming on for the last 25 minutes on Sunday, Scott Brown could return to the starting line-up for the first time since November.

Charlie Mulgrew played on Monday for Celtic’s development squad as part of his recovery and won’t feature tomorrow.

Both Patrick Roberts and Colin Kazim-Richards are available for tomorrow’s game.


Johnny Hayes is fit to play after being bitten by a dog and required a significant number of stitches.

Deadline day signing Simon Chruch on loan from MK Dons is available and could feature.

Former Celtic player Willo Flood and defender Ryan Jack are both out.