Celtic aim for same look

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan kept changes to a minimum for the home Bank of Scotland Premier League clash with Motherwell.

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan kept changes to a minimum for the home Bank of Scotland Premier League clash with Motherwell.

From the side that drew 1-1 at Dundee United at Tannadice last week, striker Maciej Zurawski replaced Craig Beattie with the Scotland player dropping to the bench.

With stopper Stephen McManus still banned, Steven Pressley and Darren O’Dea started in the centre of defence with Gary Caldwell at right-back.

Striker Kenny Miller returned to the bench after recovering from an ankle injury while Icelandic midfielder Theodore Bjarnason, 20, appeared as substitute for the first time.

As expected, Motherwell striker Scott McDonald, who has signed a pre-contract with the Parkhead club, was diplomatically left out by Fir Park boss Maurice Malpas.

Also missing were Jim Paterson and Paul Keegan with Steven McGarry, David Clarkson and Kevin McBride coming into the starting eleven.

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