Stokes starts for Celtic against former club Hibs

Defender Kelvin Wilson made his Clydesdale Bank Premier League debut for Celtic in their clash with Hibernian at Easter Road.

Defender Kelvin Wilson made his Clydesdale Bank Premier League debut for Celtic in their clash with Hibernian at Easter Road.

Neil Lennon had his other new signings, Victor Wanyama and Adam Matthews, on the bench as he looked to take advantage of Rangers’ draw with Hearts at Ibrox yesterday.

Skipper Scott Brown was suspended but the Irishman fielded a strong side with a midfield of Kris Commons, Ki Sung-yueng, Beram Kayal and Joe Ledley with Gary Hooper and former Hibs striker Anthony Stokes in attack.

Sean O’Hanlon made his SPL debut for the home side while Garry O’Connor and Ivan Sproule made their second debuts.

Hibernian: Stack, Wotherspoon, O’Hanlon, Hanlon, Booth, Murray, Sproule, Palsson, Thornhill, Stevenson, O’Connor.

Subs: Brown, Galbraith, Scott, Stephens, Taggart, Crawford, De Graaf.

Celtic: Zaluska, Mark Wilson, Loovens, Kelvin Wilson, Izaguirre, Kayal, Ki, Ledley, Commons, Hooper, Stokes.

Subs: Cervi, Matthews, Samaras, Maloney, Mulgrew, Forrest, Wanyama.

Referee: Iain Brines (Scotland)

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