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The National (Scotland)
The National (Scotland)
Ewan Paton

Celtic teams news for St Mirren Premiership clash revealed

Brendan Rodgers has selected his Celtic line-up to take on St Mirren at Parkhead.

The league leaders are aiming to get back to winning ways after a goalless draw with Hibs at the weekend.

And they come up against high-flying St Mirren who sit third in the league under Stephen Robinson this season.

CELTIC XI: Hart, Johnston, Phillips, Scales, Taylor, McGregor, O'Riley, Turnbull, Forrest, Palma, Kyogo

SUBS: Bain, Yang, Holm, Nawrocki, Oh, Iwata, Bernabei, Maeda, Ralston

ST MIRREN XI: Hemming, Fraser, Gogic, Taylor, Strain, Boyd-Munce, O'Hara, Tanser, Kiltie, Olusanya, McMenamin

SUBS: Urminsky, Bolton, Dunne, Small, Flynn, Jamieson, Mandron, Grieve, Nahmani

It comes as the Green Brigade hit back at the Celtic board, accusing them of 'shaming' the club.

In a strongly-worded statement, the supporters' group responded to Celtic's decision to suspend their season tickets. 

Their statement reads: “In recent weeks, Celtic supporters have proudly stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people, while the PLC board adopted a position closer to the far-right British Government, with similar attempts to censor and sanction Palestinian solidarity. As the death toll in Gaza nears 10,000, including almost 4,000 children - the PLC board has shamed Celtic Football Club with their conduct.

“It is undeniable that the sanctions imposed against those affiliated with the Green Brigade are a result of the group's unapologetic solidarity with Palestine. The sanctions applied, most notably collective bans, are evidently unfair; bereft of policy, process and communication with individuals wrongfully being punished before receiving any allegation, any evidence or any right of defence.

“While we expect any fair-minded person will see through the flimsy litany of allegations there are some which we would like to address.

“As an ultras group, known for boisterous support and creativity, we occasionally breach the assorted regulations which are in place to sterilise football stadiums. Whether it be an anti-fascist banner against Lazio or Palestine flags against Atletico Madrid, we have no regrets in by-passing stadium security checks to produce displays that are clearly welcomed by the Celtic support as well as audiences from much farther afield. We categorically deny sinister and defamatory allegations of 'breaking in' and 'intimidating, threatening and abusive behaviour towards staff.'"

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