SK Vorwarts Steyr v Celtic

With Celtic’s first pre-season friendly getting under way today, Brendan Rodgers welcomes some players back into fold. There are also some fresh faces to look forward to as well.

Marvin Compper will be reintroduced after one competitive appearance since his January move from RB Leipzig. Also returning is loan boy Ryan Christie, having performed impressively in the last 18 months at Aberdeen.

Then there is new boy Lewis Morgan who like Compper signed in January. He spent the remainder of last season at his old club St Mirren to help their promotion bid which proved to be successful.

Also featuring today are young hopefuls Stephen Welsh and Kerr McInroy. They’ve been thrown into the mix for the first time alongside the more familiar faces of Scott Bain, Calvin Miller, Jozo Simunovic, Scott Brown, Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths.

These games are all about fitness and preparation. The result isn’t important.

The Hoops are only two weeks away from playing Alashkert FC in their first Champions League qualifier. Preparations are now in full swing.

Hail! Hail!

Stevie Mac