Confirmed: Celtic line-up v Hearts - Rogic starts, Johansen on the bench

Celtic

Here is how Celtic line up to face Hearts this afternoon.

Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Commons, Rogic, Forrest; Griffiths.

Celtic substitutes: Bailly, Ciftci, Mackay-Steven, Janko, Johansen, Blackett, Tierney.

Celtic will be looking for a third win in a row this afternoon as they take on Hearts at Celtic Park, in a game which sees second take on third in the Scottish Premiership.

The Bhoys were struggling just two weeks ago after a 2-1 away defeat to Aberdeen, but have bounced back in style with two wins in a row, against Dundee and Raith Rovers.

Today, manager Ronny Deila is hoping to secure another home victory, and his team once again features in-form Australian midfielder Tom Rogic, who is becoming an increasingly important player for the Bhoys.

That means that Stefan Johansen is left on the bench again, with Kris Commons and James Forrest chosen out wide in support of lone striker Leigh Griffiths.

Saidy Janko has been left on the bench despite his fine recent displays, with Mikael Lustig coming in at right back, whilst Jozo Simunovic misses out through injury.

With options like Nadir Ciftci and Gary Mackay-Steven also on the bench, Celtic have plenty of firepower to call upon going forward, in a game they will expect to win.

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