Celtic squad revealed for St Johnstone clash as Josip Juranovic returns to boost Ange Postecoglou options

Josip Juranovic is set to make his Celtic return as they take on St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon.

Ange Postecoglou ‘s side have put together a run of three wins in a row, and with Rangers not playing until Sunday they can ramp up the pressure.

It’s never an easy game against Callum Davidson’s double winners though, even if their form has been up and down in the opening nine games of the season.

Defender Juranovic and midfielder James McCarthy both return to the Celtic squad.

The Croat had been struggling with a hamstring injury and could replace Adam Montgomery at left-back with Greg Taylor still out after shoulder surgery.

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Boli Bolingoli is another option on the left side, allowing Juranovic to play in his favoured role on the right.

McCarthy hasn’t featured in close to a month after a knock but could make his return on Saturday afternoon.

The match will be too soon for James Forrest and Christopher Jullien but both are nearing a return to action.

Midfielder Karamoko Dembele faces further time on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery.

St Johnstone will be without Shaun Rooney after the defender suffered an ankle injury during last weekend’s defeat by Livingston.

Liam Gordon will be assessed following his return to training from a knee injury, while Ali Crawford has stepped up his recovery from a groin issue.

Predicted Celtic team

Provisional Celtic squad

Joe Hart

Vasilis Barkas

Scott Bain

Carl Starfelt

Liam Scales

Nir Bitton

Giorgos Giakoumakis

Kyogo Furuhashi

Mikey Johnston

Albian Ajeti

Liel Abada

Ismaila Soro

David Turnbull

James McCarthy


Josip Juranovic

Tom Rogic

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Boli Bolingoli

Osaze Urhoghide

Liam Shaw

Callum McGregor

Adam Montgomery

Anthony Ralston

Stephen Welsh

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