Jack Hendry should start against Rangers on Sunday

Brendan Rodgers has a number of decisions to make in defence when he goes to select his Celtic starting eleven to face Old Firm rivals Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic travel to Ibrox as the Northern Irishman looks to finally earn his first win as Celtic boss against current Gers boss Graeme Murty, with the latter masterminding two draws between the Old Firm enemies.

It will remains to be seen who Rodgers will play at right-back with Mikael Lustig sidelined, but it is at centre-back where the Northern Irishman will face his biggest headache as Dedryck Boyata remains in the treatment room.

New signing Marvin Compper made his debut for Celtic last time out, bit with just one game under his belt in Scottish football, it is unlikely that Rodgers will entrust him with the berth of an Old Firm derby.

Instead, the ex-Liverpool boss should hand January signing Jack Hendry a chance to start and shine in defence after he impressed against Rangers last time out for Dundee.

The 22-year-old was part of the Dundee squad that earned a surprise 2-1 win over the Light Blues at Dens Park back in November, as the former Wigan defender kept Alfredo Morelos quiet.

Rodgers should take not of that performance and call on Hendry to do the same when his side travel to Ibrox this weekend. Starting him alongside Jozo Simunovic will give Celtic the best chance of winning.

Three points for Celtic will finally put to bed talk of a Scottish Premiership title race, with Celtic currelt six points clear and boasting a game in hand.

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