Celtic predicted XI vs St Johnstone: Rodgers welcomes crucial return from injury and dishes out 2 shock starts

Celtic take on St Johnstone at Parkhead as the international break rolls into view.

Celtic welcome St Johnstone to Parkhead this weekend as they look put the pressure on Rangers in the Premiership title race.

After booking Scottish Cup progression last week with a win over Livingston - with Aberdeen confirmed as their semi-final foes - the attention turns back to a neck and neck dash with their rivals.

Both sides lost last time out in the league, with a Rangers stumble at home to Motherwell not punished by Celtic, who lost a day later against Hearts. Brendan Rodgers' side will be heavily favoured against a Saints side still having to look over their shoulder in the fight to avoid relegation.

The Irishman could be buoyed by a key return to his team from injury while another two surprising starts could be dished out. A win here would put them top by a point ahead of Rangers' clash with Dundee on Sunday lunchtime. Here is how Glasgow World thinks the Celtic XI will look against St Johnstone.

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