Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Motherwell - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - May 14, 2022 Motherwell's Jake Carroll in action with Celtic's Yosuke Ideguchi REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

According to reports on Tuesday evening, Celtic midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi has suffered a new injury setback in his quest to break into Ange Postecoglou’s starting XI.

Yosuke came in with Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda, but an injury on his debut set him back months. The Japanese man was back in pre-season training and looked raring to go for the new season, until an injury has seemingly curtailed any of his immediate Celtic plans.

SunSport report the midfielder pulled up in training and will now miss the beginning of the season.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic’s Yosuke Ideguchi shoots at goal REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

There hasn’t been a time frame put on things, if it’s just a knock, it could see Yosuke brought back into the picture quite quickly after the Aberdeen game.

Celtic were chasing a defensive midfielder this transfer window but changed their position by bringing in Aaron Mooy who Ange Postecoglou believes could play the holding role at certain stages this season.

Ange will be patient with Yosuke and will want to give the player a crack at the first team when he’s fit.

Bad luck and bad timing can be fatal to any players chances of making it at one particular club. We hope the Ideguchi can make a similar impact to Reo and Daizen before the season is out. will be speaking with Ange Postecoglou later this week and will find out more about the injury.


  1. We’ve not seen enough of him to say whether or not he’s good enough to fight for a starting place, or even make the squad for the Champions League, but I’m far from impressed so far!

    If we drop him and Jullien, it creates two potential places for new non Scottish reared players in our 25 man CL squad, and tbh I’d be all for it.

    I’d prefer we brought in more attacking players over a defensive midfielder, preferably a Right Midfielder and Right Winger, and I’d like another Centre Forward(though we probably only have 2 places available for non Scots reared players, and only if we dropped Jullien and Ideguchi) but if Ange has players in mind who’d improve the team, regardless of their playing position, then fair enough, he’s the one in charge of building a successful team after all.

    I will say though, we need first team ready players.

    • …i suppose if we gave Bain the nod ahead of Seigrist in our CL squad, it would free up an extra place for a non Scottish reared player?


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