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Thursday Round-Up: Back To The Grind

Celtic v Paris Saint Germain - UEFA Champions League
It’s back to league duty for these dejected Celtic players this weekend
Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: After the defeat to PSG on Tuesday night, it’s back to the bread and butter of the league as we play Ross County at Celtic Park on Saturday.

With Celtic’s hectic schedule and after the rigours of PSG, I would expect Brendan Rodgers to make a few changes, with starts for the likes of James Forrest, Jonny Hayes, Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic, none of whom started against PSG. Scott Brown could do with a rest, and it will be interesting to see if Anthony Ralston keeps his place in the team. Hopefully both Moussa Dembele and Dedryck Boyata will at least make the bench as they continue their return from injury.

OTHER NEWS: Unsurprisingly Celtic have been charged by UEFA after ‘a fan’ ran on the pitch and tried to kick Kylian Mbappe. We’ll hear the outcome on October the 19th, hopefully there won’t be a partial closure of the stadium.

Yesterday we published an article about the reaction to the PSG defeat, and how some people seemed to just meekly accept it. The piece has generated a lot of discussion, and you can read it here.

ON THIS DAY: In 2014, a debut goal for Teemu Pukki and strikes from Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes gave Celtic a 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle, match highlights are below.

In 1996, a last minute Malky Mackay goal gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Dundee United at Tannadice, match highlights are below.

In 1985, a brace from Brian McClair gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Celtic Park in the first match played since the death of Jock Stein. Full match highlights are below.