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Ange Postecoglou gives injury update

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is hopeful that Vasilis Barkas will soon be back in action.

The keeper dislocated a finger during the warm up to Celtic’s friendly against with Scott Bain brought in as a late replacement.

Barkas appears to be Postecoglou’s choice as goalkeeper but that could change with less than a week to go before the Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland.

Postecoglou told The Herald:

Barkas dislocated his finger in the warm-up. I don’t think it’s anything serious. Mikey and Dembele, we will just have to see how they recover and what sort of diagnosis there is in the next 24 hours. I’m not a doctor. I will leave that to the experts.

Celtic paid £4m for Barkas a year ago but the former AEK Athens keeper never looked comfortable as Celtic’s season collapsed for a variety of reasons.

Mat Ryan was linked with Celtic before joining Real Sociedad but with three internationalists, made a late appearance last night, it is unlikely that another goalkeeper will be a priority for the new manager.

Barkas will have his injury assessed while Celtic return from Wales with Postecoglou facing his first home match when the hoops take on on Saturday.

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