Domestic football returns to Celtic Park as the Hoops prepare to face Hibs as their busy festive schedule continues.

Neil Lennon’s men stumbled to a 2-0 defeat to CFR Cluj on Thursday, however the game was a dead rubber given they had already topped Group E regardless of the result; several fringe players were given some game-time in Romania.

Sunday’s fixture will be Celtic’s first Premiership game since their 2-1 win over Hamilton Accies on 4th December . Scott Brown’s last-gasp winner sealed all three points in what was a dramatic game in front of a home crowd.

Since then, the Hoops have secured their 10th successive trophy after beating Rangers 1-0 in the Betfred League Cup final; Christopher Jullien with the winning goal in what was a tight affair.

New Hibs boss Jack Ross has been in the dugout for five games now; he’s won three of them and lost once.

They look a more structured and well organised team under the former St. Mirren and Sunderland gaffer, so it would be no surpise if they gave the Hoops some challenges on Sunday.

Several key Celts will come back into the mix for this one and will have had time to recharge their batteries.

Hatem Abd Elhamed, Jozo Simunovic and Daniel Arzani all remain out.

For Hibs, Joe Newell is out. Darren McGregor and captain David Gray both returned to training and are pushing for fitness and to be involved.

Here is our predicted Hoops XI.