Confirmed: Celtic line-up to face Inverness - Griffiths starts, Stokes on bench

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Here is how Celtic will line up to face Inverness this afternoon.

Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Armstrong; Griffiths.

Celtic substitutes: Bailly, Stokes, Rogic, Mulgrew, Janko, McGregor, Forrest.

Celtic are in league action this afternoon, and will be hoping to beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle before they face Malmo in the Champions League in midweek.

Ronny Deila's side drew 2-2 with Kilmarnock in midweek and need to bounce back having been pegged back twice at Rugby Park, with a perfect opportunity to do just that against Inverness this afternoon.

Despite the upcoming game against Malmo, Deila has chosen to name a full-strength side this afternoon, with key players such as Virgil van Dijk, Scott Brown and Nir Bitton.

Deila has continued with Leigh Griffiths in attack, with a three-pronged attacking midfield of Gary Mackay-Steven, Stefan Johansen and Stuart Armstrong.

Out-of-favour Anthony Stokes is on the bench alongside the likes of Tom Rogic, Saidy Janko and James Forrest, with striker Nadir Ciftci still suspended.

The Bhoys will parade new signing Scott Allan before kick off after the midfielder joined from Hibernian on Friday night, and Deila will be expected to land another win this afternoon ahead of that key clash against Malmo in midweek.

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