THE reason why Giorgos Giakoumakis was selected to hit Celtic's last-minute penalty versus Livingston has been revealed. 

Ange Postecoglou has admitted he picked the Greek forward to hit the spot kick.

Fans were left confused as to why Josip Juranovic had been taken off the duties. 

The Croatian full-back slotted home from 12-yards last week against St Johnstone.

But today, in added time when Celtic were awarded the penalty by Bobby Madden, Giakoumakis stepped up.

It was a week shot though, as the Hoops had to settle for a point rather than all three, and missed the chance to overtake Rangers at the top of the table.

Postecoglou is confident Giakoumakis will bounce back strongly.

He told BBC Sportsound: "It was my decision, Giakoumakis on penalties. We'd made that decision a couple of games ago, but he wasn't on the pitch when we got the last one so Juranovic took it.

"He was on the pitch and was the designated taker today.

"He'll be disappointed but that's part of being a striker - you get the plaudits when you score, when you don't you've got to pick yourself, get out there again and put the ball in the back of the net.

"I'm sure that's what he'll do."