Neil Lennon has no concerns about Callum McGregor playing on an artificial pitch in Kazakhstan.
The midfielder has missed Celtic’s last four matches due to a calf injury but is expected to feature in Sunday’s visit to Dundee.
McGregor’s return is badly needed to bring some extra quality and options to the Celtic midfield but after the game at Dens Park he’ll be off on a week of international duty.
Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth and Cardiff’s Callum Paterson have been excused from duty against Kazakhstan with Steven Fletcher of Sheffield Wednesday left out entirely to concentrate on club business.
Asked if he was concerned about McGregor playing on an artificial surface Lennon replied: “No, that will be gauged by the medical team there. The players know their own bodies, honestly it’s not ideal but some of these international surfaces are OK. It’s not a major problem for me.”
Up until his injury against Valencia McGregor had played in more matches this season than any other top flight player in Europe.
If he plays against Dundee it will be his 55th game of the season, in December he signed a new contract extension keeping him with Celtic, his only senior club, until 2023.
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