Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the return of striker Hyeongyu Oh from injury, ahead of Celtic’s derby match against Rangers on Sunday.

Celtic striker Oh Hyeongyu
11th March 2023; Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Cup Football, Hearts versus Celtic; Hyeongyu Oh of Celtic

Initially, Rodgers had stated that Oh would be out for 4-6 weeks after sustaining an injury three weeks ago. However, the South Korean forward has recovered quicker than expected and was seen participating in training on Thursday.

“Oh’s back in training, so he’ll be available [for the Derby],” Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference.

This comes as a welcome boost for Celtic, who have relied heavily on Kyogo to lead their front line in recent weeks. Although Kyogo started the season strongly, netting goals against Ross County and Aberdeen, he has found it challenging to make an impact in the team’s last two matches.

Having a different option like Oh, who brings a different set of skills and style of play compared to Kyogo, could offer Celtic the tactical flexibility they might need to find a breakthrough, especially given their recent struggles in front of goal. The availability of Oh for the highly-anticipated derby adds an interesting twist to what promises to be a crucial match for both teams.


  1. I dont think he will play him its sevco were playing they get away with tackles from the back if they go through the player but get the ball then its deemed a good tackke here you get booked in epl and europe its a dangerouse tackle and is outlawed but not in spl especailly ibrox home team


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