JOTA wasn’t pictured in training on Friday morning, with the winger missing Celtic’s last few games through injury.

His absence suggests the Portuguese winger will miss Celtic’s trip to Tynecastle on Saturday.

Celtic released images of training, which Jota failed to appear in. The winger wasn’t spotted in the background of any of the snaps.

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Ange Postecoglou will likely confirm the player’s status on Friday afternoon, with the Aussie set to sit down in front of the press ahead of Celtic’s trip to the capital. Fans are waiting for news on potential returns to the Celtic squad, with Starfelt returning last week.

Callum McGregor is still a few weeks away, with Stephen Welsh and David Turnbull missing the last few games with a knock.

Luckily, Celtic can deal with Jota’s absence in the short term. Haksabanovic and Maeda are both players who Ange Postecoglou has used on the left, and both are comfortable in the position.

The Celtic manager never went into detail about Jota’s injury, giving a simple answer of muscle fatigue.


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