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Team News: Celtic vs Hibs

Shaun Maloney has made two changes to his starting XI for this evening’s cinch Premiership match against Celtic; 7.45pm kick-off at Celtic Park.

Rocky Bushiri makes his first start for Hibernian FC after making a loan switch from English Premier League side Norwich City. The 22-year-old defender will don the no.33 jersey and comes in for the suspended Ryan Porteous.

The second change will see Joe Newell return for his first start under Maloney. The midfielder missed our last two games through injury. He replaces Lewis Stevenson.

New man Chris Mueller is on the bench for the first time.

Drey Wright performed well against Dundee Utd on Boxing Day and keeps his place; that means he will start back-to-back cinch Premiership games for the first time since December 2020.

Alongside Porteous, Paul McGinn is also suspended this evening. Maloney is also without Harry Clarke (injury), Kyle Magennis (working his way back to fitness), Elias Melkersen (work permit) and Ewan Henderson (on loan from Celtic).

Hibernian starting XI

1. Matt Macey

3. Josh Doig

4. Paul Hanlon ©

8. Drey Wright

10. Martin Boyle

11. Joe Newell

15. Kevin Nisbet

22. Jake Doyle-Hayes

27. Chris Cadden

32. Josh Campbell

33. Rocky Bushiri

Substitutes

21. Kevin Dabrowski

9. Christian Doidge

14. Chris Mueller

16. Lewis Stevenson

18. Jamie Murphy

20. Melker Hallberg

23. Scott Allan

25. James Scott

29. Steven Bradley