Former Celtic favourite Efe Ambrose will return to Celtic Park this weekend.

The Livingston defender will be part of Gary Holt’s squad for the clash, as he aims to halt the title charge of his former boss Neil Lennon.

It was the Northern Irishman who brought Ambrose to Glasgow in 2012, where he spent five years before moving on to join him at Hibernian.

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Ambrose has started Livi’s last two games – so it seems highly likely that he’ll come up against his former team-mates Scott Brown and James Forrest.

Ambrose in action for Livingston

Ambrose in action for Livingston / (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Another former Lennon favourite, Anthony Stokes, was also set for a Parkhead reunion on Saturday.

However, his departure from Livi has ended those hopes.

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Livi have proven to be tough opposition

The Nigerian has already played Celtic for his current club.


He appeared in the 2-2 draw in West Lothian in early March – in a game that Livi would have won but for a last gasp Tom Rogic goal.

That chilly evening at the Tony Macaroni is a stark reminder that we can’t afford to take Livi lightly on Saturday.

Scott Brown celebrates against Livingston last season

Scott Brown celebrates against Livingston last season / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They have proven to be stuffy opposition in recent times – having stopped us winning four times in the last two seasons, including once at Celtic Park.

However, our strong home scoring record of 15 in four games should give us confidence ahead of the game.

If we approach the game in the right manner, and match Livi’s application, we should be able to secure a comfortable win.

In other news, Shane Duffy has reacted to Gary Breen’s much-maligned comments

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