Ahead of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Linfield, 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 will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will 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 return to competitive action for the first time since sealing their iconic treble victory in dramatic fashion three months ago.

They travel to Windsor Park to face Linfield, though the Scottish champions have opted not to take any away tickets for the fixture.

The home side booked their tie with Celtic after defeating San Marino sideLa Fiorita 1-0 over two legs.

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 Friday’s match.

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