Stokes to partner Hooper up front for Celtic

Gary Hooper returned to the Celtic side for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Parkhead.

Gary Hooper returned to the Celtic side for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Parkhead.

The Hoops striker missed the Europa League Group I clash with Rennes in France on Thursday night with an ankle injury but recovered to replace Cha Du-ri and partner Anthony Stokes in attack.

The Dons had won their last two SPL games and kept the same side for the third time with Rory Fallon and Scott Vernon leading the line.

Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Loovens, Mulgrew, Ledley, Ki, Wanyama, Kayal, Forrest, Hooper, Stokes.

Subs: Zaluska, El Kaddouri, Majstorovic, Cha, Mark Wilson, McCourt, McGeouch.

Aberdeen: Gonzalez, Jack, Mawene, Considine, Foster, Fyvie, Arnason, Osbourne, Milsom, Vernon, Fallon.

Subs: Brown, McArdle, Clark, Mackie, Chalali, Magennis, Megginson.

Referee: Stevie O’Reilly (Scotland)

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