Ronny Deila pleased with Celtic squad

Celtic manager Ronny Deila and assistant John Collins

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed that everyone is available for selection for Wednesday’s trip to Kilmarnock but hinted that certain players may be rested due to the busy schedule.

The Bhoys will go up against Killie at Rugby Park before playing host to Inverness on Saturday as they look to continue their winning start to the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic then face the first of two legs against Malmo on August 19 with the overall winner across both matches advancing into the group stage of the Champions League.

It is a busy schedule for the reigning Scottish champions, who did not concede a goal in their first two league matches this season, but squad selection will not be an issue.

Deila has revealed that he has a full roster to choose from but hinted that the likes of Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong may miss the upcoming clash against Kilmarnock.

“Everyone is available for Wednesday but maybe we will rest some players and play them on Saturday,” he said. “We will make the right decision to get the best out of everyone in the games coming up.

“Charlie Mulgrew is ready. Scott Brown is maybe there, but we will maybe wait.

“James Forrest is ready. Stuart Armstrong might miss Wednesday but will definitely be ready for Saturday.

“Scott is saying he needs a break. He has a lot of experience and knows his body really well. So he has good control of it. He is tight in his hamstring and we won’t take any chances with him.”

Celtic are firm favourites to beat Kilmarnock away from home on Wednesday and the visitors are priced at 1.20, a draw is on offer at 6.50 while the hosts are big outsiders to cause an upset at 15.00.

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