Fixture: Celtic vs Hearts
Competition: Scottish Premiership
Kick-off: 12:30 (UK time)

Celtic have confirmed their starting line-up and substitutes to take on Hearts in a Scottish Premiership fixture at Paradise this afternoon.

Bhoys manager Ronny Deila, whose side currently lead second placed Aberdeen at the top of the table with a cushion of four points, places his trust in Leigh Griffiths in attack, while Gary Mackay-Steve, Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts will all be looking to support the Scotland international. Stefan Johansen and Scott Brown line up in the heart of the midfield and will look to dominate, while at the back, Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata form the central defensive pairing ahead of goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

On the bench, Deila can call for the pace of James Forrest if needed, while Colin Kazim-Richards is an attacking option for the Celtic boss. Kris Commons is also on the bench today, along with Nir Bitton.

Celtic are keen to avoid any slip-ups heading into a crucial part of the season and will be aware they have not yet managed to beat third placed Hearts in the league this term.


Celtic Team vs Hearts

Gordon; Lustig, Sviatchenko, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Johansen; Roberts, Rogic, Mackay-Steven; Griffiths

Substitutes: Fasan, Ambrose, Bitton, Commons, McGregor, Kazim-Richards, Forrest