Confirmed Celtic line-up v Astana: Toure on the bench, O'Connell starts again

General view inside Celtic Park

Celtic take on Astana in the Champions League this evening.

Celtic starting line-up: Gordon; Janko, Lustig, O'Connell, Tierney; Brown, McGregor, Armstrong; Roberts, Forrest, Griffiths.

Celtic substitutes: Fasan, Izaguirre, Toure, Rogic, Johansen, Dembele, Ciftci.

Celtic will be looking to finish off the job this evening as they take on Astana in the second round of their Champions League qualifying tie.

The Bhoys went to Kazakhstan last week and picked up a 1-1 draw, with Leigh Griffiths' late equaliser handing Celtic a vital away goal to take into tonight's game.

After losing to Barcelona in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, Celtic are back in competitive action this evening, and manager Brendan Rodgers has gone with a 4-3-3 system rather than the recent 3-5-2 he has deployed.

Saidy Janko, Eoghan O'Connell and Kieran Tierney all start in a youthful Celtic defence, with veteran Craig Gordon and Mikael Lustig called upon for experience.

Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Stuart Armstrong start in midfield, whilst Patrick Roberts and James Forrest will support lone striker Griffiths from wide areas.

New signing Kolo Toure is only on the bench having joined the club on a free transfer last month, but could be called upon is Celtic need his experience at the back.

Toure is joined on the bench by backup goalkeeper Leo Fasan, as well as the likes of Tom Rogic, Stefan Johansen, Nadir Ciftci and summer signing Moussa Dembele.

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