Celtic return to domestic action against newly promoted side Hibernian after a convincing win over Anderlecht in the Champions League.

Former Hoops manager Neil Lennon is now in charge at the Edinburgh side, who made their long awaited return to the top flight after a three-year absence.

They have started the season with a mixed bag of results in the league, winning three, drawing three and losing once at home to Hamilton – while Celtic won 2-0 at Ibrox last time out in the league.

Brendan Rodgers’ side remain unbeaten domestically, and are two points clear of Aberdeen in second and seven clear of the Easter Road side in fourth.

Hibernian haven’t beaten Celtic since January 2009 at Celtic Park – which is the venue for Saturday’s game which will kick-off at 3pm.


Scott Brown went off with a tight hamstring just before the 70 minute mark on Wednesday and won’t feature against his former club or for Scotland over the international break.

Stuart Armstrong was an unused substitute in midweek after straining his calf and is also out of Saturday’s game and Scotland’s two World Cup qualifiers.

Anthony Ralston has a slight tear in his meniscus but can still train with the knee injury and will be monitored over the international break.

Erik Sviatchenko and Eboue Kouassi are both close to returning to action from a knee and ankle injury respectively and are training with the first-team.


Goalkeeper Ofir Marciano will miss the game on religious grounds as the game takes place on the same day as Yom Kippur.

Liam Fontaine and Darren McGregor both miss out with an ankle and knee injury respectively, but Brandon Barker and David Gray could return after missing last weekend’s win over Ross County.

Former Celtic players Anthony Stokes, Efe Ambrose and Dylan McGeouch are all expected to make their return to Celtic Park.