Ahead of Celtic’s Scottish Cup tie at home against Brechin City, we at Read Celtic will role-play 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 from their three-week winter break and will prepare to host struggling Scottish Championship side Brechin City on Saturday.

Rodgers’ men will be looking to defend their Scottish Cup crown and make it back-to-back treble wins this season.

Darren Dods’ Brechin have find themselves rock bottom of the Championship and have yet to win a one of their 21 games this season.

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 Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.