Celtic return to action this afternoon, with the Hoops entertaining Livingston at Parkhead in the Premiership.

The champions will once again be without a host of first team players, as well as manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy following Christopher Jullien’s positive test result following the club’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

Gavin Strachan took charge at Parkhead on Monday night in the 1-1 draw with Hibernian and could do likewise this afternoon. David Turnbull looked to have won it for the Hoops earlier this week with a sublime free-kick, but Kevin Nisbet’s injury-tike effort ensured that the spoils were shared.

Celtic are now 21 points behind rivals Rangers with three games in hand, and this afternoon’s clash won’t be easy for the depleted Hoops side, with Livingston on a fine run of form heading to Celtic Park. They have won their last eight fixtures in all competitions.

This is how we think Celtic will line up this afternoon, with two changes from the draw with Hibernian five days ago…