McGinn, Forrest and Izaguirre back for Celtic

Niall McGinn, James Forrest and Emilio Izaguirre returned to a reshuffled Celtic side for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Kilmarnock at a freezing Parkhead.

Niall McGinn, James Forrest and Emilio Izaguirre returned to a reshuffled Celtic side for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Kilmarnock at a freezing Parkhead.

Injured stand-in skipper Shaun Maloney, Jos Hooiveld and Charlie Mulgrew dropped out, while captain Scott Brown was back on the bench for the first time since recovering from an ankle injury which has kept him out since October.

Kilmarnock were looking for their first win at Celtic Park in 55 years, but Mixu Paatelainen’s unchanged side travelled to Glasgow as one of the form teams in Scotland having won five of the last seven SPL games.

Celtic: Forster, Cha, Rogne, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, McGinn, Ki, Ledley, Forrest, Hooper, Murphy. Subs: Zaluska, Brown, Samaras, Stokes, Crosas, McCourt, Mulgrew.

Kilmarnock: Bell, Fowler, Wright, Pascali, Gordon, Hamill, Bryson, Taouil, Eremenko, Kelly, Sammon. Subs: Letheren, Clancy, Hay, Sissoko, Rui Miguel, Silva, Forrester.

Referee: W Collum (Scotland)

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