More

    Celtic double injury blow confirmed

    Celtic have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of their upcoming Europa League fixture.

    What’s the latest?

    Speaking in his pre-match press conference (via Jo Hendry), Ange Postecoglou revealed that both Tom Rogic and Carl Starfelt are set to miss Thursday evening’s trip to Bayer Leverkusen, as the pair are yet to recover from their respective injuries.

    NFL Betting

    Summarising the 56-year-old’s comments, Hendry said: “Rogic [is] close but [we] will probably leave [him] until [the] weekend. Starfelt [is] a few days behind that.”

    Are you confident of a result against Bayer?

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Postecoglou will be fuming

    Considering just how short of options Postecoglou is in both central midfield and at centre-back, the fact that neither Rogic nor Starfelt have recovered in time for Thursday evening is sure to have left the Bhoys boss fuming.

    Indeed, although it would appear as if 21-year-old Stephen Welsh does look set to be involved after being withdrawn in the League Cup semi-final last weekend with a facial injury, whether or not the defender is fit to start is another matter entirely.

    If he is not, Starfelt’s continued absence means that Postecoglou will be left with the options of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Osaze Urhoghide and Liam Scales as starters in the heart of his defence, with the latter two of this trio having made just three appearances between them for Celtic so far this season.

    Meanwhile, Rogic’s unavailability also means that the Hoops are once again lacking in attacking midfielders, with Postecoglou opting to field the more defensively-minded Nir Bitton alongside Callum McGregor and David Turnbull in recent weeks.

    As such, with Celtic in desperate need of a win at the BayArena if they are to have any hope of making it through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, the duo’s absence will undoubtedly come as a major blow to the 56-year-old manager, as his job on Thursday night has just been made that little bit more difficult.

    In other news: Ange must unleash “brilliant” £15k-p/w Celtic dynamo vs Bayer, he “always shows up”

    Source link news

    Related articles

    Comments

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Eddie Howe forced into these Newcastle team v Norwich changes that can unlock winning formula

    All eyes now on the Newcastle team v Norwich.A win on Tuesday night would guarantee Eddie Howe and his players finding themselves climbing off...

    Chelsea star’s redemption not enough as Man Utd battlers take a point

    Chelsea and Manchester United had to settle for a point apiece after drawing 1-1 in a lively if not thrilling Premier League game at...

    As expected, some Juventus fans want Allegri sacked -Juvefc.com

    Most Juventus fans were excited when the club brought Max Allegri back as its manager in the summer.The returning gaffer had won five consecutive...

    Roma denied penalty after five-minute VAR check

    Roma were denied a penalty in their eventual 1-0 win over Torino after a VAR check, which took five minutes and 20 seconds to...
    Betting on Soccer

    Newsletter

    Subscribe to stay updated.