Celtic squad revealed as Daizen Maeda return sees Nicolas Kuhn the odd winger out in Hearts revenge mission

Celtic face a huge game in the Scottish Premiership title run-in and it calls for big decisions by Brendan Rodgers.

And in particular the Irishman has to decide which way to go in the wide areas with James Forrest firing out a reminder of the part he could have play in making it three-in-a-row titles for the Hoops with the veteran's double at Dundee last week.

Forrest is in possession of the jersey and will surely hang onto it as Hearts arrive in the east end of Glasgow looking to repeat their victory at Parkhead in December and aiming for a third win over the champions this season. Or maybe that isn't so certain with Daizen Maeda making a miracle recovery. Rodgers confirmed that Maeda is in the squad for the clash aga

inst Steven Naismith's men but it's a question of whether he is fit enough to start the match.

If he is then it could be that Rodgers opts to leave Nicolas Kuhn out of his starting line-up to accommodate both Forrest and Maeda with the former taking the German's place on the right side and Maeda on the left.

Predicted Celtic XI

Provisional Celtic squad


  • Joe Hart

  • Benjamin Siegrist

  • Scott Bain


  • Gustaf Lagerbielke

  • Liam Scales

  • Anthony Ralston

  • Maik Nawrocki

  • Greg Taylor

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers

  • Stephen Welsh


  • Tomoki Iwata

  • Matt O’Riley

  • Callum McGregor

  • Odin Holm

  • Reo Hatate

  • Paulo Bernardo


  • Luis Palma

  • Kyogo Furuhashi

  • James Forrest

  • Nicolas Kuhn

  • Rocco Vata

  • Oh

  • Yang

  • Adam Idah

  • Daizen Maeda