Celtic are aiming to prevent the gap at the top of the table widening

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Leigh Griffiths has been named in Celtic’s starting XI for tonight’s match against Ross County.

The striker played a vital role in Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final, coming off the bench to put Celtic 3-2 up in extra time.

Shane Duffy and Scott Brown miss out due to injuries sustained against Hearts, with Conor Hazard keeping his place in goal.

Ross County were shock victors when the sides last met, winning 2-0 at Celtic Park in late November.

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That result prompted protests outside the ground, with fans calling for Lennon to be dismissed. Subsequent poor performances against Milan and St Johnstone intensified the pressure, but victories over Lille and Kilmarnock suggested a corner may have been turned.

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Defensive problems were apparent once again in Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final, but the joy and relief of securing a historic quadruple treble means Lennon’s men will go into tonight’s game on a high.

The match kicks off at 6pm.

STARTING XI: Hazard, Jullien, Griffiths, Soro, Turnbull, Christie, Edouard, Frimpong, Ajer, McGregor, Laxalt

SUBS: Barkas, Taylor, Bitton, Ajeti, Klimala, Rogic, Johnston, Ntcham, Elyounoussi

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