MATT O’RILEY will have to wait a little longer to make his first appearance for Celtic, the club has not received the International clearance.

The manager confirmed the disappointing news, by saying;

“Matt isn’t eligible to face Alloa as we are just waiting on all the clearance to come through”

[Glasgow Times]

Hoops fans were hoping to see the player in action today after reading rave reviews of the player from his former team’s fans.

The 21-year-old signed from MK Dons on Thursday night, putting pen-to-paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract. Celtic triggered the midfielder’s release clause of £1.5 million and a personal phone call from Postecoglou sealed the deal.

Celtic have plenty of options in midfield, his absence will not be felt by the team. With Alloa a couple of divisions lower it gives the manager leeway to rotate his squad if he wishes. However, respect must be given to the league 1 team who are looking to cause an upset.



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