Team news is in from Parkhead and it looks as if we will have a game of football to watch on a turbulent day for the Scottish game, Celtic hosting Hibs.
The headlines in recent days have been dominated by Celtic’s trip to Dubai, jetting off abroad in the middle of a global pandemic for a warm weather training camp. Scotland is currently in the middle of a national lockdown.
Now it has been fully rocked by controversy, a positive test following this trip meaning Celtic have 16 players and staff, including manager Neil Lennon, self-isolating after track and trace protocols.
Hibs consulted players over whether or not they felt safe competing in this match with some having reservations over competing at Parkhead. The Hibees had asked Celtic to re-test for Covid-19 before this match but this was rejected by Celtic and the SPFL. This comes after Hibs weren’t notified of this fixture being moved from Saturday to Monday.
Action on the park will commence and Hibs go looking to bounce back from three consecutive defeats. There’s a new man between the sticks, goalkeeper Matt Macey coming in for his debut following his arrival from Arsenal a few days ago.
Lewis Stevenson will need to make his 500th Hibs appearance from the bench as Lewis Doig starts, Martin Boyle missing out. Keeper Kevin Dabrowski is on the bench for Hibs following his recall from Dumbarton. Here’s how Hibs take to the field in Glasgow and the side they will need to beat in this controversial tie.
Matt Macey; Paull McGinn, Ryan Porteous, Paul Hanlon, Josh Doig; Drey Wright, Alex Gogic, Melker Hallberg, Joe Newell, Jamie Murphy; Kevin Nisbet
Conor Hazard, Shane Duffy, Ismaila Soro, David Turnbull, Tom Rogic, Mikey Johnston, Jeremie Frimpong, Callum McGregor, Cameron Harper, Stephen Welsh, Diego Laxalt