The injury crisis at Celtic Park might be abating slightly, but it will be interesting to see if there are surprises this afternoon as the Parkhead side take on St Johnstone. The third game between the sides in a fortnight, it has more than just a touch of deja-vu about it. But with Celtic playing Valencia on Thursday night in the opening leg of their Europa League tie, could there be anything of note in today’s squad ahead of that meeting? Kieran Tierney has resumed training but the expectancy is that this game comes way too soon for him. The same will apply to Filip Benkovic who is awaiting confirmation of the extent of an ankle injury but with Odsonne Edouard pushing for full fitness after being out, it will be interesting to see if Brendan Rodgers looks to get the striker 90 minutes under his belt today – and who, if anyone, leads the line alongside him. The effervescent Timo Weah has looked lively whenever he has been introduced while Oliver Burke hasn’t hogged the same headlines but is quietly industrious. Scott Bain clearly seems to be in possession of the gloves and the keeper will want to put in a solid shift ahead of the Valencia game as he prepares for a Europa League debut. Whoever Celtic head out into this afternoon’s game may just point a few clues in what personnel will line up against La Liga side this week,

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