Scottish Premiership: Celtic v Kilmarnock team news

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic v Kilmarnock team news

James Forrest: In line to return for Celtic against Kilmarnock

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Celtic winger James Forrest is in line to return to the champions' starting line-up for Wednesday's home game against Kilmarnock.

The Scotland star has shaken off the injury which ruled him out of Sunday's 4-0 victory at Hibernian but the match comes too soon for full-back Adam Matthews.

The Welshman has been sidelined for almost a month with a calf injury but is set to return to training with the first team later this week.

Striker Anthony Stokes is again unavailable as he completes his two-game ban following his red card against Motherwell earlier this month.

Recent recruit Stefan Johansen, who was given the final 10 minutes against Hibs, could figure from the off along with Teemu Pukki, who scored the third goal of the match following his half-time introduction at Easter Road.

Returning Kilmarnock playmaker Alexei Eremenko will go straight into Allan Johnston's squad for the clash.

The Finland international has agreed a deal until the end of the season but his lack of match fitness means the 30-year-old is unlikely to start at Parkhead.

On-loan defender Jackson Irvine, meanwhile, cannot play against his parent club and Darren Barr (hip) and winger David Silva (knee) both miss out through injury.