Confirmed Celtic line-up v Aberdeen: Tierney starts, Allan on the bench

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Celtic face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.

Celtic starting line-up: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Simunovic, Tierney; Johansen, Bitton; Commons, Rogic, Forrest; Griffiths.

Celtic substitutes: Bailly, Ambrose, Izaguirre, Armstrong, McGregor, Allan, Ciftci.

Celtic can extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership this afternoon by beating second placed Aberdeen at Celtic Park.

The Bhoys have recovered from a slow start to the season - which featured a 2-1 away defeat at Aberdeen - to now sit four points clear at the top of the table.

Today, Ronny Deila's side will be looking for revenge, and having won twice in the last six days, the Norwegian will feel confident that he can land another victory.

Teenage left back Kieran Tierney starts having impressed against Dundee United, with Emilio Izaguirre remaining on the bench, whilst Jozo Simunovic will be looking to build on a solid home debut this week.

Stefan Johansen will be deployed in a deeper role with Scott Brown out injured, meaning Tom Rogic can keep his place in attacking midfield, and James Forrest will be starting on the right flank.

On the bench, Deila can call upon the likes of Stuart Armstrong, Nadir Ciftci and summer signing Scott Allan, who has had a bit-part role in the team so far this term.

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