Ahead of Celtic’s midweek clash with St Johnstone, 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.

The Hoops are back in league action for the first time since their 2-1 win over Rangers on New Year’s Eve.

Rodgers’ side are still top of the table by a margin of 19 points and also have a game in hand over second place.

They will look to equal the Lisbon Lions’ 50-year-old record of 26 domestic games without defeat.

To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game. Here is our predicted eleven in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Wednesday night’s game.