ANGE POSTECOGLOU is waiting on two major injury updates as his side gets prepared to take on their Glasgow rivals at Hampden on Sunday.

Gorgios Giakoumakis limped off during Celtic’s 7-0 drubbing of St Johnstone at the weekend after scoring the team’s second goal of the afternoon.

The manager also confirmed David Turnbull sustained a heavy knock after coming on as a second half sub, both are currently doubts for the game but Ange isn’t ruling anyone out just yet.

Speaking via Celtic TV, the Hoops noss said: “Nothing concrete yet. Again, we’re still waiting on the final scans on it. Hopefully it’s not too bad. He feels like it’s not too bad. But until we get the information we won’t know. Similar with David Turnbull, he obviously got a pretty hard knock.

Celtic’s Georgios Giakoumakis celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Ed Sykes

“It’s only a couple of days after so we’ll see how it all settles down. With both, I’m hoping it’s not too lengthy an absence.”

Celtic are hoping to make it three victories in a row over the Ibrox club on Sunday. They have beaten Gio’s side both home and away this season, the neutral venue of Hampden awaits both sets of players.

However, Hampden has been a second home to the Celtic support over the past 6 years or so and guys like Callum McGregor know it all too well.

Having both players to call on this Sunday would be a huge boost, but we have sufficient cover if neither makes it. David was just making his way back from a long term injury when he received the knock at the weekend. Giakoumakis has been brilliant for Celtic but if there is such a thing as getting injured at a right time, this would be it. Kyogo’s return to the team could prove vital and Giakoumakis being out could signal the Japanese striker’s first start since December.


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