Neil Lennon's Celtic team to face Ross County as two changes made

Neil Lennon has named his Celtic side to face Ross County in the Scottish Premership.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

The under-pressure Parkhead boss is looking to win his fourth consecutive game after following up victories over Lille and Kilmarnock with the penalty shoot-out victory over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday.

This is the first time they’ll meet the Staggies since the Highland club knocked the Scottish champions out of the Betfred Cup with a shock 2-0 win at Celtic Park. Since then there has been quite a change at the league’s bottom side with ex-Celtic defender John Hughes replacing Stuart Kettlewell as the club’s manager.

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This is Hughes’ first team: Laidlaw; Watson, Iacovitti, Morris, Reid; Draper, Vigurs; Paton, Kelly, Gardyne; Stewart.

The youngster starts for the fourth consecutive game.

While the Celtic subs bench is thus: Barkas, Taylor, Bitton, Ajeti, Klimala, Rogic, Johnston, Ntcham, Elyounoussi.

And the starting line-up is...

The full-back makes his 26th appearance of the campaign.
The Uruguayan comes back into the starting XI having started the last two games on the bench.
The scorer of the winning penalty in the Scottish Cup final retains his place in the side.
The centre-back makes his seventh consecutive appearance after missing two-and-a-half months through injury.
The scorer of the opening goal in the cup final keeps his place in the team.
The Ivorian comes back into the starting XI having started the cup final on the bench.
The midfielder starts for the fourth consecutive game.
The midfielder makes his 29th appearance of the season.
The striker is still searching for his first goal in domestic football from open play since the opening weekend of the season.
The scorer of Celtic's third in the cup final comes back into the starting XI.
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