Celtic will look to book their place in the Scottish Cup quarter-final in their Glasgow Derby clash with Partick Thistle at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers lost just his second domestic game since taking over as Celtic manager against Kilmarnock at the weekend.

He will be looking for a response in 12:15 kick-off from his side ahead of Thursday’s Europa League showdown with Zenit St Petersburg.

Partick Thistle lost their home clash with Rangers in midweek, and remain third from bottom in the league but have been on a decent run of form of late – winning three of their last six games.

Alan Archibald’s side beat Queen of the South 2-1 in the last round of the Cup, while the Hoops coasted past Brechin with a 5-0 win.


Jack Hendry is cup-tied having played for Dundee against Inverness CT.

Patrick Roberts and Stuart Armstrong could return to action next week to face Zenit.

Kristoffer Ajer has recovered from his ankle injury and could be called on but Dedryck Boyata’s groin injury is expected to keep him out of action until March.

Anthony Ralston played his first competitive game since September 20th for the u20’s on Monday and could return to action for the first-team.

Leigh Griffiths is out for the foreseeable future with a calf injury while Mikael Lustig could return to the squad after battling an achilles problem.

New signing Marvin Compper is dealing with a calf problem and is still out of action.

Craig Gordon and Michael Johnston could be out of action for the remainder of the season with a knee and thigh injury, respectively.

Long-term absentee Jonny Hayes is out with a broken leg.

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Steven Lawless and Callum Booth are close to a return to action and could be in the squad for the weekend.

Christie Elliott is out with an ankle injury along with Stuart Bannigan and Gary Fraser who remain on the sidelines with knee injuries.