Celtic debut for Stokes alongside Murphy

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

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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