Neil Lennon doesn’t expect to have Odsonne Edouard available for Thursday’s Europa League tie with AC Milan.
The striker returned a positive test on duty with the French u-21 side which resulted in 10 days self-isolation.
Lennon started with Patryk Klimala and Moi Elyounoussi in today’s Derby defeat then replaced them with Albian Ajeti and Leigh Griffiths.
Celtic failed to get a single save out of Allan McGregor today with the flat display a culmination of recent performances, on Thursday it doesn’t get any easier when they face their opening Europa League tie against AC Milan.
Lennon told The Sun:
He’s had cardiac and blood tests and we’ll see how he is. He’s not trained for nearly two weeks and only got back on Friday.
We can’t take a chance on anyone’s health and he wasn’t ready anyway. We knew he had no chance but couldn’t say it publicly, I doubt he’ll be okay for Thursday.
Lennon faces a very difficult task lifting his players after today’s display, the performance had little to commend with the reaction of supporters on social media unforgiving.
Celtic don’t play at home again until December 6 when St Johnstone visit, before that they are on the road at Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibs alongside cup commitments.