MIKAEL Lustig s hopeful of not just making it back from his injury for Sunday but says there’s an outside chance he can play on Tuesday for his country against Norway.

The defender lasted 24 minutes of Sweden’s first Euro qualifier after picking up a knock. Lustig thought he could run it off but as he tried to the pain seemed to get worse.

Sweden’s physios are keeping an eye on him with the player desperate to play against Norway on Tuesday – but if the defender does play he could jeopardise his fitness even more with the Glasgow Derby coming up.

If Lustig declares himself fit for his country and again is forced off the pitch, it could have big implications for Celtic.

Speaking about his injury, the Swede said.

He said: “At first, I thought it was an ordinary thigh knock and that I could run it off. Lustig told SunSport. “But then I started to feel it and looked down to see that it was swollen.

“It hurts and I don’t know how long it can last.

“It is borderline for Tuesday, but it is clear that we will do everything to make me fit.”

Celtic players are due back at Lennoxtown later this week to begin preparation for the derby.


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