Norway boss Lars Lagerback has declared Kristoffer Ajer fit and ready to go for Norway’s doubleheader with Spain and Sweden.

Celtic’s young defender had to be substituted after sustaining what looked like a concussion after the ball smashed off his face and head during Celtic’s win at Dens Park.

Ajer has come through as one of the best stories of this season with his talent and perseverance shining through as he makes the centre back position at Celtic his own.

The Norweigan has been rightfully called up for his International side and will have to be at his best to try and keep out Spain.

Asked if he was concerned about the player’s fitness after the weekend’s game at Dundee the Norway boss told RecordSport:

“Kristoffer is doing well. I have met him today and there are no problems.

“He got a knock during the game, but it wasn’t dangerous and he will be an important player for us in Spain.

“There’s no chance Spain will underestimate us. They are too professional for that. They are used to playing teams like Norway.”

Ajer will be expected back in Glasgow after the two games to begin preparation for the visit of Steven Gerrard’s men in less than two weeks time.

Celtic could go thirteen points clear at the top if they can get a win against the Ibrox club and Kristoffer will want to be part of the side who manages to do just that.


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