Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has named his team for the Scottish Premiership fixture against St Johnstone.

The Parkhead side are looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing defeat to Lazio in their last match.

CELTIC XI: Hart, A. Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor, McGregor, O'Riley, Turnbull, Yang, Kyogo, Palma

SUBS: Bain, Phillips, Holm, Oh, Tomoki, Bernardo, Forrest, Ralston, M. Johnston

ST JOHNSTONE XI: Mitov, Costelloe, Brown, McGowan, Gordon, Robertson, Phillips, Smith, Kucheriavyi, Carey, Jaiyesimi

SUBS: Richards, May, Kane, Jephcott, Olufunwa, Sprangler, Ballantyne, Turner-Cooke, Franszak.

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Prior to the match Rodgers stressed he returned to Celtic to push the club on in Europe – and is “very confident” they can sign players who can help him achieve that goal.

Rodgers spoke of the need to improve the strength of his squad and add quality after a late 2-0 defeat by Lazio in Rome on Tuesday consigned them to a European exit.

Celtic have now gone 15 Champions League group games without victory, a run stretching back to Rodgers’ first spell in charge.

Luis Palma has been the standout success story of Celtic’s eight summer signings, but they have together made only nine starts between them in five European games.

The departure of Josip Juranovic, Giorgos Giamoukais, Jota, Aaron Mooy and Carl Starfelt has made it difficult for Celtic to improve on their previous Champions League campaign, when they collected two points,

Rodgers said: “There’s no doubt now that, one, the squad will come down in numbers and obviously we need to add quality.

“There is no dressing it up, the group lost real quality players in the summer. That’s something that over the coming windows we will look to improve on.”