Confirmed Inverness and Celtic lineups: Lustig and Mackay-Steven come in for the Bhoys

General view of the Caledonian Stadium

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic will be keen to inflict further misery on Inverness Caledonian Thistle this evening.

Celtic can take advantage of Aberdeen’s slip up at Hamilton Academical on Tuesday and extend their lead over the Dons to 27 points with a win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The Bhoys are on a remarkable run of 21 consecutive Scottish Premiership victories and have failed to win only one of their 26 league games this season - a 2-2 draw against tonight’s opponents back in September.

Caley have certainly paid the price for their inconvenience, losing the proceeding two meetings by an aggregate scoreline of 9-0 and will fear the worst again having dropped to 12th place courtesy of Hamilton’s shock win last night.

Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers is in no mood for mercy, it seems, playing arguably his strongest available eleven, with James Forrest joining Jozo Simunovic and Tom Rogic on the sidelines.

Inverness, on the other hand, are without a number of regulars, including Celtic loanee Jamie McCart, who cannot feature against his parent club.

Here is how the two sides line up in the Highlands:

Inverness lineup

Starting:

  • Owain Fôn Williams
  • Louis Laing
  • Brad McKay
  • David Raven
  • Gary Warren
  • Larnell Cole
  • Ross Draper
  • Billy King
  • Liam Polworth
  • Greg Tansey
  • Billy McKay

Substitutes: Daniel Hoban, Kevin McNaughton, Iain Vigurs, Henri Anier, Scott Boden, Dean Ebbe, Alex Fisher.

Celtic lineup

Starting:

  • Craig Gordon
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Erik Sviatchenko
  • Kieran Tierney
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • Nir Bitton
  • Scott Brown
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Moussa Dembélé

Substitutes: Dorus de Vries, Cristian Gamboa, Emilio Izaguirre, Liam Henderson, Callum McGregor, Leigh Griffiths.

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