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Celtic team news: Playmaker and wideman could return vs St Mirren

Runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Glasgow Celtic will face off against struggling St Mirren in a league clash at Parkhead on Saturday. 

On paper, Neil Lennon’s Hoops side should be much superior to their modest opponents.

Celtic have virtually already won the league this season and have a 13-point advantage on the league standings over second-place Rangers.

In reality, the Bhoys will probably not sit back and will be looking to return to winning ways after drawing their last Scottish top-flight fixture 2-2 with Livingston. 

The teams last met in a league clash in December and Celtic recorded a 2-1 win away from home.

The Hoops will have to make do without the services of long-term injury casualty Mikey Johnstone, according to the Glasgow Evening Times.   

The report added that Hatem Abd Elhamed, who was on the bench against Livingston, could be set to potentially return to action during the game.

Olivier Ntcham could be set to return whilst  Daniel Arzani will probably not be risked.

Celtic are unlikely to lose against St Mirren as long as they get the basics right. The Hoops will be looking to extend their 13-point advantage atop the league standings before Rangers play on Sunday.

However, St Mirren did manage to score in their last three away league games and could spring a surprise if the Hoops take them too lightly. 

If Celtic win, they will have a 16-point advantage over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side, who are in action on Sunday against Ross County.  

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