When they take on Partick Thistle on tonight Celtic will be aiming to recover from suffering their first defeat in 69 domestic outings last weekend, after losing 4-0 to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Park.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were left stunned on their trip to the capital, but if they win their game in hand they can stretch their lead atop the Scottish Premiership over second-placed Aberdeen to a solid five points.

Celtic will be without creative influences Patrick Roberts and Tom Rogic due to injury, but should be confident against a Patrick side that have won just once in their last six league outings.

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