Ahead of Celtic’s league clash with Hamilton, we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI.
We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and choosing the starting XI, as well as how the team are expected to line-up on the pitch.
It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.
Rodgers’ side are still unbeaten in domestic football this season, and will look to extend their 14 points lead at New Douglas Park on Christmas Eve.
Celtic beat Partick Thistle in midweek, and can extend their unbeaten run to 22 games in domestic football this season.
Martin Canning’s side are currently ninth in the league table, and haven’t won since the end of October.
Doesn’t seem to be losing his place in the team any time soon and will look to keep another clean sheet against Hamilton.
Gamboa has impressed in back-to-back games and should start once again.
Simunovic won’t play on the artificial surface to prevent an injury to a nagging groin issue and Lustig should remain in the team.
Rested in midweek and will come back into the team for the last game before Christmas.
Rested to give Calvin Miller his first start and should come back into the team.
Should keep his place in the team for the game in Christmas Eve and lead the team out of the tunnel.
Came off the bench and the dynamic midfielder should return to the starting line-up.
Rested in midweek but should come back into the team after scoring against Dundee and playing well.
On the bench in midweek but will likely return to the starting line-up as Rodgers rotates his team to keep players fresh.
Played well on the left side of midfield last weekend and should return to the team.
Came off the bench in midweek after scoring in three consecutive games but should be given the nod over Dembele