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St Johnstone v Celtic preview

New signing Jason Denayer goes straight into the Celtic squad for the champions' first Scottish Premiership game of the season.

The Hoops signed the 19-year-old Belgian defender on a season-long loan from Manchester City on Tuesday 24 hours after Aston Villa's Bulgaria international winger Aleksandar Tonev also moved to Celtic Park on a season's loan.

The Bulgarian has a knock and will not be included while Craig Gordon, out injured for two years before signing as a free agent for Celtic, is set to make his competitive debut in goal following the departure of Fraser Forster to Southampton and skipper Scott Brown is still out with a hamstring injury.

Defender Brian Easton has recovered from an ankle knock to take his place in the Saints matchday squad.

Murray Davidson has recovered from a long-term knee injury and played 45 minutes for the Perth side's development team on Monday.

However, manager Tommy Wright believes it is far too early for the midfielder to make his comeback to the first team.

Watch Celtic take on St Johnstone live from McDiarmid Park from 7.30pm this Wednesday on Sky Sports 5