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Former Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool defender Toure to make Celtic debut

Kolo Toure is set to make his debut for Celtic in Wednesday night's Champions League qualifier against Astana.

The Glasgow giants host the Kazakhstani outfit at Parkhead in the second leg of the third round of qualifying having drawn 1-1 in the initial bout last week.

The match will represent a first appearance in the green and white hoops for Ivory Coast veteran Toure, who joined the club as a free agent in late July, having spent the past 14 years in the Premier League with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Toure missed last week's clash due to a lack of match fitness, but according to reports, is ready to go for Brendan Rodgers' side who need to produce a victory in home soil to move through to the play-off round for Europe's premier club competition.

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