Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has delivered an injury update ahead of the Hoops cup final against Rangers next weekend.

His side thrashed Aberdeen 4-0 in their 26th league match of the season to retain their nine point advantage at the top of the table.

There were two surprise inclusions in the Hoops starting line up against the Dons as Oh Hyeon-gyu came in for his first Celtic start alongside midfielder Matt O’Riley.

It was also a welcomed boost to see striker Kyogo Furuhashi make the bench who had been subbed off the previous weekend against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup after he sustained a shoulder injury.

Before the game, Postecoglou had confirmed that David Turnbull would miss out on the game against Aberdeen but many Celtic fans were left surprised not to see Aaron Mooy included in the matchday squad [Read more here].

Mooy had pulled up a bit sore at Lennoxtown and was a late omission from the squad but after the Aberdeen game, Postecoglou delivered an injury update on the status of both players.

Both Mooy and Turnbull are expected to rejoin the Hoops squad for training this week ahead of the final and be available for selection.

“Aaron just pulled up a bit sore in training. I thought, he has played a lot for us recently, and I was pretty keen to give [Tomoki] Iwata some game time as well,” said Postecoglou as quoted by the [Irish News].

“I just thought it was a good one for Aaron to sit out and, talking to the medical team, both him and Turnbull should be training Tuesday and Wednesday when we are in and should be right for the final.”

Aaron Mooy
14th January 2023; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Football Semi Final, Celtic versus Kilmarnock; Aaron Mooy of Celtic

Celtic had a number of absentees when they last went up against Rangers in the New Year’s game at Ibrox as a virus ravaged through the Celtic dressing room.

Plenty of players are on form heading into this game and will be hoping to have some involvement in the Hampden showdown.



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