ANGE POSTECOGLOU has provided the latest injury news for Celtic duo Greg Taylor and Daizen Maeda.

14th January 2023; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Football Semi Final, Celtic versus Kilmarnock; Daizen Maeda of Celtic fires the ball high into the Kilmarnock net but VAR rules his goal out

The Scottish left-back didn’t make the squad on Wednesday night, with Alexandro Bernabei starting in his place. The Argentine was frustrating at times, to say the least, but he did an adequate job filling in for Greg Taylor. The Celtic boss confirmed that Taylor had ‘pulled up sore’ after the St Mirren match and subsequently missed the midweek match against Hearts. [BBC]

Daizen Maeda started the match against Hearts and opened the scoring for Celtic. However, he had to leave the pitch after just half an hour of play, picking up a knock. Ange Postecoglou admitted that time wasn’t on the player’s side, with a match early on Saturday, but the knock would be assessed.

He said: [Football Scotland]

“It’s a knock on the injury so we’ll just have to assess it. Obviously it’s a short turnaround to Saturday so we’ll have to see how it is. But hopefully it’s nothing too serious.”

Jota filled in well for Maeda, causing a lot of problems for hearts. His pass to Aaron Mooy to set up Kyogo’s goal was out of this world, and shows the quality of the Portuguese winger.


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