CALLUM MCGREGOR is a shick absentee for Celtic in today's clash against St Johnstone.

The midfielder is not in the starting line-up or named on the bench for the Scottish Premiership match-up with Nir Bitton taking the armband.

But Celtic have been boosted by Kyogo's return to the first 11.

Joe Hart misses out again with Vasilis Barkas starting between the sticks.

It's then a backline of Stephen Welsh, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Liam Scales.

Bitton is joined by James McCarthy and Tom Rogic in midfield.

And it's expected that Josip Juranovic and Liel Abada will play either side of Kyogo up top.

CELTIC XI: Barkas, Welsh, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Scales, Bitton, McCarthy, Juranovic, Rogic, Abada, Kyogo.

Subs: Mullen, Soro, Bolingoli, Dawson, Montgomery, Moffat, Doak.