Confirmed Celtic development squad line-up v St. Johnstone: Blackett and Ciftci start

Celtic U-20s

Celtic's development squad take on St. Johnstone this evening, and here is how they line up.

Celtic development squad starting XI: Fasan; Breslin, Kelleher, McCart, Blackett; McManus, Thomson; Murray, Hendry, Boerrigter; Ciftci

Celtic development squad Subs: McCabe, Higgins, Miller, Payne, McIlduff, Archibald, Lafferty.

Celtic youngsters - and fringe players - will be hoping to make an impact tonight as the Bhoys' development squad take on St. Johnstone.

Ronny Deila's first team beat Inverness 3-1 on Sunday afternoon, but now there is a great opportunity for some up-and-coming players to stake a claim for a first-team role, as well as some of the out-of-favour players.

The biggest name in the team tonight is that of Nadir Ciftci. The 24-year-old forward joined the Bhoys from Dundee United over the summer, but has had very little impact so far, and needs to gain both fitness and confidence, hopefully with a strong display tonight.

Another summer signing features as defender Tyler Blackett - who was slammed for his performance against Malmo in the Champions League last month - is handed a start at left back, with the Manchester United loanee needing to show Deila what he can do.

Dutch winger Derk Boerrigter, a forgotten man at Celtic due to his crippling injury problems, also starts tonight, whilst youngsters such as Leo Fasan and Fiacre Kelleher are also in the starting line-up too.

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