Thursday 24 January 2019

Rodgers to rotate

Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Reuters
Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Reuters

Boss Brendan Rodgers could reshuffle his Celtic side for the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this lunchtime (live Sky Sports football, kick-off 12.30).

Winger Jonny Hayes was ill earlier in the week and will be assessed but midfielder Tom Rogic, who came off with a head knock in the 5-0 Champions League play-off win over Astana on Wednesday night, is fit to play.

Defenders Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata (both knee), midfielder Eboue Kouassi (ankle) and striker Moussa Dembele (hamstring), remain out.

Meanwhile, Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has signed a new-two year contract.

The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to England, with his existing deal due to expire at the end of this season, but he is thrilled to have committed his future to the treble winners until summer 2019.

Armstrong said: "I am delighted to sign this new contract with Celtic. I have had a tremendous time at the club so far and it has been a period in my footballing career which I have enjoyed immensely."

Armstrong joined the Hoops in February 2015 and scored on his debut in a 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill.

He has made 112 appearances for the club to date, scoring 25 goals, the most recent coming in the 5-0 Betfred Cup win over Kilmarnock earlier this month. Armstrong added: "It has been an honour to play for a club of such stature."

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