Celtic give new Bhoy Elyounoussi debut but Taylor misses out

Celtic fans will get their first look at Mohamed Elyounoussi as the winger makes his debut at Hamilton.

The on-loan Norwegian international comes in for the injured Mikey Johnston having signed in a surprise move at the tail end of the transfer window.

Nir Bitton is also out, meaning Kristoffer Ajer returns in central defence alongside Christopher Jullien.

Otherwise the team is the same as the one that started at Ibrox with Forster keeping Gordon on the bench.

Bolingoli keeps his place at left back after an impressive display at Ibrox, with Elhamed starts again on the other side.

Greg Taylor, who missed a couple of games with Kilmarnock after tweaking his hamstring, doesn’t make the bench.

Brown, McGregor and Christie all pick themselves at the moment, while Forrest will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing outing at Ibrox.

Up front, man of the moment Edouard leads what’s a very strong looking attacking side.

The bench is also looking strong too with mercurial Aussie Tom Rogic back in the squad. Celtic have missed his special brand of magic, but maybe Hamilton’s plastic pitch isn’t the best place to play him after a lengthy lay-off.

Ibrox hero Jonny Hayes joins him as does Ntcham, who will be itching to get on with a place against Rennes on Thursday up for grabs.

Griffiths and Bayo offer more attacking options and Neil Lennon might fancy giving both a run-out ahead of the Europa League group stage kicking off.

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