Confirmed: Celtic line-up to play Rennes

Here is how Celtic will line up for today’s match against Rennes:

Celtic starting XI: Gordon, Ambrose, Boyata, van Dijk, Mulgrew, Brown, Bitton, Forrest, Armstrong, Mackay-Steven, Griffiths

Celtic subs: Bailly, Janko, O'Connell, Izaguirre, Thomson, Rogic, McGregor

Celtic continue their pre-season preparations this weekend with a friendly clash against French side Rennes.

Ronny Deila’s men have had a busy summer to date, mixing warm-up matches with Champions League qualifiers, and this match will allow the Celtic boss another chance to measure the form and fitness of his players as the new league campaign draws closer.

Celtic have started as they will mean to go on this summer, beating the likes of Eibar and Real Sociedad in friendlies while also overcoming Icelandic side Stjarnan in Europe’s elite competition.

Next up in the qualifiers is a two-legged tie against Qarabag but before that comes this match, with Deila expected to use the two halves to give many of his first-team players a run-out.

Celtic’s league campaign starts at the beginning of next month with a home game against Ross County, so every minute counts between now and then.

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