Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis has been ruled out of Celtic’s SPFL Premiership tie against Motherwell at the weekend.

The bill of health heading back to Lennoxtown after the international break is not looking too hot with a number of players picking up injuries while on duty for their countries.

It appeared that the 27-year old was in training the other day for Greece but he was left out of the squad for their 3-1 victory over Northern Ireland with them having already secured promotion to League B of the Nations League.

Giakoumakis was suspended for Greece’s first match against Cyprus but was then ruled out of the following match due to a thigh injury after being given a personal training programme.

His international boss, Gus Poyet delivered the update before the match but insisted that the Greek striker won’t be out for too long.

“He had a small problem, and we couldn’t risk him. I don’t know how long. I think it’s not going to be long out, but if you ask me now, I don’t think he will play at the weekend in Scotland. So, he was not fit to play,” said Gus Poyet speaking to the Greece National Team. 

Giakoumakis joins Cameron Carter-Vickers who is also likely to miss Celtic’s return to domestic action at the weekend with the USA international being ruled as a doubt.

The former VVV-Venlo striker will be hoping that he is able to return for Celtic’s crucial Champions League match away to RB Leipzig next week as he would be likely to feature at some point.




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