Hartley comes in for McGeady

Paul Hartley replaces suspended Aiden McGeady for Celtic’s SPL match against Kilmarnock at Parkhead today.

Paul Hartley replaces suspended Aiden McGeady for Celtic’s SPL match against Kilmarnock at Parkhead today.

The champions are looking to close the gap on current leaders Rangers to one point ahead of the Light Blues’ trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle tomorrow.

Kilmarnock, looking to win at Celtic Park for the first time since 1955, have top scorer Colin Nish serving a one-game match - he is replaced by Mehdi Taouil.

Defender Frazer Wright returns from suspension to take over from Tim Clancy, while midfielder Craig Bryson replaces Gary Locke.

Celtic: Boruc, Hinkel, Caldwell, McManus, Naylor, Nakamura, Scott Brown, Donati, Hartley, McDonald, Vennegoor of Hesselink.

Subs: Mark Brown, Killen, Zurawski, Riordan, O’Dea, Sno, Conroy.

Kilmarnock: Combe, Fowler, Frazer Wright, Ford, Hay, Hamill, Corrigan, Bryson, Taouil, Invincibile, Di Giacomo.

Subs: Harpur, Johnston, Morgan, Gibson, Fernandez, O’Leary, Clancy.

Referee: M McCurry.

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