Celtic debut for Stokes alongside Murphy

Celtic debut for Stokes alongside Murphy

Anthony Stokes makes his Celtic debut in the SPL clash with Hearts at Parkhead today.

The 22-year-old Irishman, signed from Hibernian just before the transfer window closed, replaces Georgios Samaras to line up in attack alongside former Sunderland team-mate and fellow Republic of Ireland international Daryl Murphy.

Tynecastle boss Jim Jefferies is without left-back Lee Wallace who suffered a cruciate ligament injury playing for Scotland against Liechtenstein at Hampden in midweek.

Ruben Palazuelos replaces Craig Thomson, who starts on the bench.

Celtic: Forster, Cha, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Ledley, Maloney, Stokes, Murphy.

Subs: Zaluska, Samaras, Misun, Ki, McCourt, Kayal, Hooper.

Hearts: Kello, Barr, Jonsson, Bouzid, Palazuelos, Templeton, Black, Mrowiec, Stevenson, Santana, Kyle.

Subs: Balogh, Obua, Elliot, Ryan McGowan, Novikovas, Jason Thomson, Craig Thomson.

Referee: William Collum (Scotland).

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