Date: 19th March 2019 at 12:24pm
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Kris Ajer has been given the all clear to play for Norway against Spain on Saturday.

The defender suffered a head knock during Celtic’s 1-0 win over Dundee when he got in the way of a Kenny Miller shot.

After playing on for a short time he required further treatment before being substituted by Filip Benkovic in the 73rd minute.

Ajer has joined up with his international team-mates for Saturday’s trip to Valencia, where he impressed for Celtic last month, with Norwegian boss Lars Lagerback having no concerns over his health.

He told The Sun: “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.

“That’s why experienced players like Kristoffer will play a big part for us. We are going to try and get something from Valencia.

“Ultimately, for me if we return to Norway with no points then I consider us to have made a poor start to the campaign.”

With Benkovic on the way back to fitness and Dedryck Boyata missing the win over Dundee due to a thigh injury Celtic will be keeping a close eye on Ajer’s fitness.

Norway’s second international is at home to Sweden on Tuesday night meaning that Ajer’s fitness won’t be assessed by Celtic until Thursday morning.