Confirmed: Celtic line-up v Dundee United; summer signings Bailly and Janko start

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

Celtic starting line-up: Bailly; Janko, Ambrose, O’Connell, Izaguirre; Rogic, Mulgrew; Mackay-Steven, Commons, Stokes; Griffiths.

Celtic substitutes: Fasan, Scepovic, Allan, McGregor, Kelleher, Thomson, Tierney.

Celtic take on Dundee United away at Tannadice this afternoon, but it's clear that manager Ronny Deila has one eye on the Champions League.

The Bhoys beat Malmo 3-2 in midweek, giving them a first leg lead over the Swedish outfit, but Jo Inge Berget's late goal means the tie is finely balanced ahead of the second leg on Tuesday.

It's imperative that Celtic qualify for the group stages, and Deila is taking few risks with his starting line up as the likes of Craig Gordon, Virgil van Dijk, Dedryck Boyata, Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen have all been left out of today's squad entirely.

There are starts for summer signings Logan Bailly and Saidy Janko, whilst Eoghan O'Connell starts in central defence alongside Efe Ambrose.

The bench features new signing Scott Allan as well as misfit striker Stefan Scepovic, with youngsters filling the rest of the substitute's bench as Deila prioritises the midweek clash against Malmo over this Scottish Premiership match.

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