Neil Lennon has delivered an injury update ahead of the Glasgow Derby tie this Sunday. Speaking after Celtic’s win against St Mirren on Boxing Day, the Celtic manager was keen to stress anyone who has been out for a long period of time with an injury will 100% not make the game – even if they were over their injury.
That means Mohamed Elyounoussi and Hatem Elhamed will play no part in proceedings on Sunday with Celtic likely lining up how they did against St Mirren.
“In terms of Elhamed and Elyounoussi I doubt it very much.” Neil Lennon told RecordSport.
“So it’s basically as you are today plus the squad as a whole, the subs and that.
“So no, no new faces. Anyway, they’ve been out of the game too long to come into a game of that magnitude.”
Celtic ran out 2-1 winners against St Mirren but the scoreline flattered the home side. Celtic were in full control for most of the game and it was wicked deflection from a free kick that got St Mirren a very late consolation goal.
Hopefully Celtic can turn more of their chances into goals over the next few months and at the very least against The Rangers this weekend.